Shaakuntalam Movie Poster

Shaakuntalam

U/A
13+
April 14, 2023
2hr 22min
Status: released

Trailer, Teaser & Videos

Where to Watch Shaakuntalam (Stream)

Amazon Prime Video

Shaakuntalam Movie Details:

Based onShakuntala by Kalidasa
Country India
Language Telugu
GenreDrama
Fantasy
Historical
Romance
Release date14 April 2023
Running time2hr 22min
CertificateU/A
StarringSamantha
Dev Mohan
Directed by Gunasekhar
Screenplay byGunasekhar
Dialogue bySai Madhav Burra
Story byKalidasa
Produced byNeelima Guna
Cinematography by Sekhar V. Joseph
Edited by Prawin Pudi
Music byMani Sharma
Production CompanyGunaa Teamworks
Sri Venkateswara Creations
Distributor AA Films

Shaakuntalam Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Samantha Ruth Prabhu as Shakuntala
  • Dev Mohan as Dushyanta
  • Sachin Khedekar as Kanva Maharshi
  • Mohan Babu as Durvasa Maharshi
  • Aditi Balan as Priyamvada
  • Ananya Nagalla as Anasuya
  • Prakash Raj as Sarangi
  • Gautami as Gautami
  • Madhoo as Menaka
  • Kabir Bedi as Kashyapa Maharshi
  • Jisshu Sengupta as Indra Deva
  • Kabir Duhan Singh as Asura King, Ugranemi
  • Allu Arha as Prince Bharata
  • Varshini Sounderajan as Sanumathi
  • Harish Uthaman as Asura Vikrodhanemi
  • Subbaraju as Asura Athikrodhanemi

Storyline:

The love story of King Dushyantha and Shakuntala, daughter of sage Vishwamitra and nymph Menaka. Due to a sage’s curse, Dushyant forgets all about Shakuntala, until destiny brings them together again.

Shaakuntalam Movie Budget & Box Office Collection:

Budget₹65 crore
Worldwide Collection₹20 crore

Shaakuntalam Movie tracklist:

Telugu

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1.“Mallika Mallika”Chaitanya PrasadRamya Behara5:20
2.“Rushivanamlona”Sri ManiChinmayi Sripaada, Sid Sriram4:47
3.“Yelelo Yelelo”Chaitanya PrasadAnurag Kulkarni6:00
4.“Madhura Gathamaa”ShreemaniArmaan Malik, Shreya Ghoshal5:29

Tamil

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1.“Malligaa Malligaa”KabilanRamya Behara5:20
2.“Risivanamthane”KabilanChinmayi Sripaada, Naresh Iyer4:47
3.“Yelelo Yelelo”Kabilan, Naveen BharathiAnurag Kulkarni6:00
4.“Mayakkum Pozhudhe”KabilanSathya Prakash, Shweta Mohan5:29

Hindi

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1.“Mallika Mallika”Prashant IngoleRamya Behara5:20
2.“Rushimooniyon Ka”Prashant IngoleChinmayi Sripaada, Naresh Iyer4:47
3.“Yelelo Yelelo”Prashant IngoleJaved Ali6:00
4.“Madhura Kal Tu”Prashant IngoleArmaan Malik, Shweta Mohan5:29

Kannada

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1.“Mallika Mallika”Varadaraj ChikkaballapuraRamya Behara5:20
2.“Rushivanadalondu”Varadaraj ChikkaballapuraChinmayi Sripaada, Naresh Iyer4:47
3.“Haileso Haileso”Varadaraj ChikkaballapuraAnurag Kulkarni6:00
4.“Madhura Gatha Baa”Varadaraj ChikkaballapuraSathya Prakash, Shweta Mohan5:29

Malayalam

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1.“Mallike Mallike”Kailas RishiRamya Behara5:20
2.“Rishivanam Aagum”Kailas RishiChinmayi Sripaada, Crishna4:47
3.“Yelelo Yelelo”Kailas RishiAnurag Kulkarni6:00
4.“Madhura Gathamaa”Kailas RishiNajim Arshad, Shweta Mohan5:29

About Shaakuntalam Movie:

Shaakuntalam is a Telugu historical romantic drama film written and directed by Gunasekhar. It is produced by Neelima Guna under Gunaa Teamworks and distributed by Sri Venkateswara Creations.

In November 2020, director Gunasekher announced the film based on Kalidasa’s 4th-century play Shakuntala which tells the story of the legendary princess Shakuntala and king Dushyanta.

In December 2020, actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu was confirmed to be cast as the lead actress to portray Shakuntala.

The project was announced in October 2020 by Gunasekhar. Principal photography of Shaakuntalam was kickstarted on 15 March 2021 at Annapurna Studios.

The filming was finished in the last week of August 2021 at Annapurna Studios.

The film was made on a budget of ₹65 crore. It is shot extensively around Hyderabad, including Ramoji Film City, Ananthagiri Hills, and Gandipet Lake.

Shaakuntalam was scheduled to be released theatrically on November 4, 2022, but was later postponed due to the film being chosen to be converted into 3D format.

Shaakuntalam was theatrically released on April 14, 2023, by AA Films. Along with Telugu, the film was also released in dubbed versions of Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam languages.

Shaakuntalam received negative reviews from critics and was a box office failure.

The UK release was cut, the distributor chose to make cuts to scenes of strong violence in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.

The film premiered on Amazon Prime Video on May 11, 2023.

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