Films deeply grounded in Indian culture seems to be having a resurgence these days. Among them, one of the most anticipated is Samantha‘s upcoming venture ‘Shaakuntalam’.
‘Shaakuntalam‘ is a Telugu -language film touted to be an epic theatrical experience and is based on the popular play Shakuntala by Kalidasa. The film will feature Samantha in the titular role of legendary princess Shakuntala and Dev Mohan as Dushyanta, the king of the Puru Dynasty along with Mohan Babu, Gautami, Aditi Balan, and Ananya Nagalla in supporting roles.
The movie is a VFX-heavy venture and has been one of the most anticipated releases from the Telugu Industry for quite some time now. The character poster of Samantha as Shakuntala long back was well received. Dev Mohan’s character poster on his birthday quite recently spiked the hype among fans. Interestingly Allu Arjun’s daughter Allu Arha is having her maiden debut in this production as Shakuntala’s son Bharata.
It will be interesting to see how the well-known story will be told on the big screen. Director Gunasekhar has confirmed that the post-production might be longer than 10 months, considering the vision of the director to be met. Considering the talent involved, the expectations for this film are huge. The movie also marks the debut of Malayalam actor Dev Mohan in the Telugu Film Industry.
The release date of the movie was revealed with a short clip that shows the scale of the project and a majestic background score. It also reveals a new poster showing both Samantha and Dev Mohan as the beloved characters.
The film is produced by Neelima Guna under Gunaa Teamworks and distributed by Dil Raju Productions and will be released in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, and Kannada.
The movie will have a theatrical release on November 4, 2022.
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