After delivering record breaking films Like Baahubali 1 & 2 and RRR and creating havoc at the Indian box office and overseas, Tollywood Film Industry is set for its another Pan-India release named Shaakuntalam.
The masterpiece is based on the internationally recognised Sanskrit drama Abhigyanashakuntalam, also known as Shakuntala, The Recognition of Shakuntala, The Sign of Shakuntala, and many more variations, written by Maharishi Kalidasa, the finest poet and playwright of ancient India.
In October 2020, “Okkadu,” “Manoharam,” and “Rudhramadevi” director Gunasekhar, who has won a National Film Award, announced the project. The movie’s shooting took place at Hyderabad’s Annapurna Studios from February 2021 until August 2021.
Ramoji Film City, Ananthagiri Hills, and Gandipet Lake were among the several locations in Hyderabad where the movie was extensively filmed.
Shaakuntalam Movie Budget
The Pan-Indian film’s producers made the extravagant decision to lavish money on this love story. The movie reportedly cost between Rs. 60 and Rs. 70 crore to produce. However, since the creators withheld the funding, these are merely allegations.
Shaakuntalam Movie Star Cast
The movie, starring South Indian diva and celebrity Samantha Ruth Prabhu as Shakuntala, is set in the northern regions of India, with Hastinapur, some of Kashmir, and the banks of the Himalaya as its backdrops.
On the other hand, Dev Mohan, a Malayalam actor, is making his Telugu debut as Dushyanta, the legendary Indian King of the Puru Dynasty and Shankutala’s husband. Allu Arha, the little daughter of Telugu superstar Allu Arjun, makes her acting debut in the movie as Prince Bharata, the son of King Dushyanta and Shakuntala.
The Pan-Indian movie also includes Aditi Balan as Anasuya, Ananya Nagalla as Priyamveda, Gautami as Gautamil, Madhoo as Menaka, Kabir Dahan Singh as King Asura, Malhottra Shivam as Mahipala, and legendary actor Mohan Babu as Durvasa Maharishi. Prakash Raj plays Kanva Rishi.
Shaakuntalam Movie Release Date
Fans’ excitement and hopes for this next mythical drama film to be seen on the big screen have increased after the movie’s creators unveiled the release date on Friday, September 23, 2022, with a one-minute-long, beautiful motion poster.
The motion poster, which also includes Samantha Ruth Prabhu and main actor Dev Mohan dressed as goddesses, has breathtaking graphics and terrific music playing in the background. The on-screen chemistry between the two actors is just gorgeous. On November 4, 2022, the movie is scheduled for cinematic release. In addition to the Telugu original, there will also be dubbed versions in Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam.
About Shaakuntalam Movie
Sri Venkateswara Creations, owned by Dil Raju, is presenting the Gunasekhar-directed film. Under the name Gunaa Teamworks, Neelima Guna produces it. Shekhar V. Joseph, a cameraman, and Prawin Pudi, an editor, make up the artisans group. The music for the high-budget movie is by Mani Sharma.
A wonderful story about Shakuntala and Monarch Dushyanta, the king of Hastinapur and the ancestor of the Kuru Dynasty, is told in Shaakuntalam. The Adi Parva of the prehistoric Indian Hindu epic Mahabharata tells this epic love story. Many writers have dramatised it, but Maharishi Kalidasa’s play Abhigyanashakuntalam is the most well-known.