Shaakuntalam Review: Except Samantha everyone else is bore, read movie review of ‘Shaakuntalam’

Shakuntalam movie has been released. The film has been released in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi. The film has been released in 2D and 3D. Samantha Ruth Prabhu is in the lead role in Shakuntalam while Dev Mohan, Mohan Babu and Allu Arrah are seen with her. In the film, once again the well-known director of South has tried to present grandeur through mythological characters. There was a lot of discussion about the trailer of the film. Let’s know how is Samantha Ruth Prabhu’s film Shakuntalam…

Story of Shakuntalam

Shakuntala’s story has been heart touching. Menaka comes to earth to break Vishwamitra’s penance and gives birth to Shakuntala. She leaves him on earth and herself goes to Indralok. On earth he would have been brought up in the hermitage of sage Kanva. One day King Dushyant comes to the ashram. He sees Shakuntala and falls in love with Shakuntala. Love takes over. Then they go away after promising them their queen. But neither the call comes nor the memory of Shakuntala. Then when Shakuntala reaches to meet Dushyant, he refuses to recognize her in the full court. Shakuntala is about to become a mother. After all, why does Dushyant do this and how is Shakuntala able to regain her lost love and respect. The answers to these questions will be found in the film itself.

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Direction of Shakuntalam

Many of us must have heard this story many times. It is not an easy task to bring such a story which is known to most of the people on the screen. It is right that Gunashekhar took up this responsibility. But he dragged the film to show the magic of grandeur and technology. Due to bad direction, the stars also fail to give the kind of emotion and drama that was needed to the audience. Then the way the scenes have been threaded to show the magic of 3D in the film, they also seem unnecessary. The film stretches for about two and a half hours. The only way to show a seen story in an impressive way is to keep it crisp and to keep the story sharp. But Gunasekhar misses it.

Acting in Shakuntalam

Talking about acting, Samantha has done a good job. She looks amazing in every frame. Then the kind of atmosphere the director has created and the style given to Shakuntala, reminds a lot of the heroines of Raja Ravi Varma’s paintings. In this way Samantha has played the character of Shakuntala well. Dev Mohan has tried well with him. But some of his scenes seem forced and Samantha overpowers him. Allu Arrah and Mohan Babu are also fine.

Shakuntalam Verdict

The background music of the film is good. The director’s entire focus has been on showing grandeur, due to which he drags the film a lot. Then after watching many scenes, it seems that there was no need for its 3D version at all. The level of technology also bothers. Overall, this story does not excite. Director Gunasekhar has failed on the front of showing the story and emotions properly in the affair of technology.

Rating: 2/5 stars
Director: gunasekhar
artist: Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Allu Arha, Dev Mohan and Mohan Babu

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