Shaakuntalam is a newly launched Tamil movie that was released on 14 April 2023. The movie is a historical movie based on Shakuntala by Kalidasa. The Shaakuntalam movie is directed and screenplay by Gunasekhar and produced by Neelima Guna. The cinematography of the movie is done by Sekhar V. Joseph and edited by Prawin Pudi. The music of the movie is done by Mani Sharma and the production companies of the movie are Gunaa Teamworks and Sri Venkateswara Creations. The reported budget of the movie is estimated to be INR80 Crores.
The main characters from the movie are Samantha Ruth Prabhu as Shakuntala, Dev Mohan as Dushyanta, Sachin Khedekar as Kanva Maharishi, Mohan Babu as Durvasa Maharishi, Aditi Balan as Priyamvada, Ananya Nagalla as Anasuya, Prakash Raj as Sarangi, Gautami as Gautami, Kabir Bedi as Kashyapa Maharishi, and Jisshu Sengupta as Indra Deva. The Shaakuntalam movie is available in five different languages and from each language, there are four songs.
The first song from the Tamil version of the Shaakuntalam movie is “Malligaa Malligaa” with lyrics by Kabilan and sung by Ramya Behara. The length of the first song from the movie is 5 minutes and 20 seconds. The second song from the Tamil version of the movie is “Risivanamthane” with lyrics by Kabilan and sung by Chinmayi Sripaada and Naresh Iyer. The length of the second song from the movie is 4 minutes and 47 seconds.
The third song from the Tamil version of the movie is “Yelelo Yelelo” with lyrics by Kabilan and Naveen Bharathi and sung by Anurag Kulkarni. The length of the third song from the movie is 6 minutes. The fourth and last song from the Tamil version of the movie is “Mayakkum Pozhudhe” with lyrics by Kabilan and sung by Sathya Prakash and Shweta Mohan. The length of the last and fourth song from the movie is 5 minutes and 29 seconds. The total length of these four songs combined from the movie is 21 minutes and 36 seconds.
Cast List of Shaakuntalam
- Samantha Ruth Prabhu as Shakuntala
- Dev Mohan as Dushyanta
- Sachin Khedekar as Kanva Maharishi
- Mohan Babu as Durvasa Maharishi
- Aditi Balan as Priyamvada
- Ananya Nagalla as Anasuya
- Prakash Raj as Sarangi
- Gautami as Gautami
- Madhoo as Menaka
- Kabir Bedi as Kashyapa Maharishi
- Jisshu Sengupta as Indra Deva
- Kabir Duhan Singh as King Asura
- Allu Arha as Prince Bharata
- Varshini Sounderajan as Sanumathi
- Harish Uthaman
- Aadarsh Balakrishna
- Yash Puri
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The Shaakuntalam movie got decent reviews from audiences and critics. Only 513 people rated this movie 4.1 stars out of 10 stars on IMDb, which are decent bad reviews from audiences. Dhaval Roy from The Times of India rated this movie 3 stars out of 5 stars and said “The opulent sets, elaborate war sequences, and ostentatious costumes will transport you to the abundant world of mythicism.“
Dishya Sharma from News 18 rated this movie 2 stars out of 5 stars and said “Despite the flaws, Shaakuntalam is a movie you could take your kids to watch this weekend. They might find it a tad bit confusing initially but they will follow the story eventually.” Raghu Bandi from The Indian Express rated this movie 2 stars out of 5 stars and said “The only letdown is this particular subject is hardly the right material for the current generation“.
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