Tollywood Film Industry is preparing for another Pan-India release titled after delivering record-breaking blockbusters like Baahubali 1 & 2 and RRR and causing mayhem at the Indian box-office and internationally. Shaakuntalam.
The magnum work is based on Maharishi Kalidasa’s internationally recognised Sanskrit play Abhigyanashakuntalam, commonly known as Shakuntala, The Recognition of Shakuntala, The Sign of Shakuntala, and many more forms.
Gunasekhar, the National Film Award-winning filmmaker of “Okkadu,” “Manoharam,” and “Rudhramadevi,” announced the project in October 2020. The production of the film began in February 2021 at Annapurna Studios in Hyderabad and ended in August 2021.
Ramoji Film City, Ananthagiri Hills, and Gandipet Lake were all used as locations for the film.
Shaakuntalam Star Cast
Set in northern India, with Hastinapur, sections of Kashmir, and the banks of the Himalayas as backdrops, the film stars South Indian diva and celebrity Samantha Ruth Prabhu as Shakuntala.
On the other hand, Malayalam actor Dev Mohan is making his Telugu debut as Shankutala’s husband and the legendary Indian King of the Puru Dynasty, Dushyanta. Telugu actor Allu Arjun’s tiny daughter Allu Arha makes her acting debut as Prince Bharata, the son of King Dushyanta and Shakuntala.
Other than these actors, the Pan-India film stars veteran actor Mohan Babu as Durvasa Maharishi, Aditi Balan as Anasuya, Ananya Nagalla as Priyamveda, Prakash Raj as Kanva Rishi, Gautami as Gautamil, Madhoo as Menaka, Kabir Dahan Singh as King Asura, Malhottra Shivam as Mahipala, veteran actor Kabir Bedi actress Varshini Sounderajan.
Shaakuntalam Release Date Out
On Friday, September 23, 2022, the film’s producers disclosed the release date with a one-minute long, magnificent motion poster that captivated viewers and heightened their excitement and expectations to see this impending mythical drama picture on the big screen.
The motion poster depicts Samantha Ruth Prabhu in a goddess form alongside main actor Dev Mohan and boasts breathtaking graphics and amazing music in the backdrop. The poster captures the chemistry of both actors perfectly. The film will be released theatrically on November 4, 2022, alongside dubbed Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam versions, in addition to the Telugu version.
🤍 #EpicLoveStory #Shaakuntalam in Theatres from November 4th 2022 Worldwide! #ShaakuntalamOnNov4 @Gunasekhar1 @ActorDevMohan @neelima_guna @SVC_official @GunaaTeamworks @tipsofficialhttps://t.co/6R51uN64XR
— Samantha (@Samanthaprabhu2) September 23, 2022
The makers of the Pan-India film decided to spend lavishly on this romantic saga. It is reported that the film is made on an estimated budget of Rs. 60-70 crore. However, these are just claims as the makers didn’t reveal the budget.
About the Film
The Gunasekhar directorial is being presented by Dil Raju’s Sri Venkateswara Creations. It is produced by Neelima Guna under the banner of Gunaa Teamworks. The craftsmen team includes Shekhar V. Joseph as cinematographer and Prawin Pudi as the editor. The big-budget film has music by Mani Sharma.
Shaakuntalam is a beautiful tale of Shakuntala and the great king of ancient India King Dushyanta, the king of Hastinapur and the ancestor of the Kuru Dynasty. This epic love story is told in the Adi Parva of the ancient Indian Hindu epic Mahabharata. It was dramatised by many writers but the most famous adaptation is Maharishi Kalidasa’s play Abhigyanashakuntalam.