Shaakuntalam is the based on a love story from Mahabharata. Star heroine Samantha has played the lead role in this movie and there is a lot of expectations. But this movie, which has been postponed for many days, has finally hit the theaters today. lets check out Shaakuntalam Movie Review.
Shaakuntalam Movie Review & Rating: 2/5
Starring: Samantha, Dev Mohan, Allu Arha, Sachin Khedekar, Mohan Babu.
Producer: Neelima Guna
Music Director: Mani Sharma
Story: Shakuntala (Samantha) is a beautiful woman who lives in Rishi Kanva’s ashram. When King Dushyanta (Dev Mohan) sees Shakuntala on his hunting trip, he falls madly in love with her. Shakuntala reciprocates his feelings.
Shakuntala and Dushyanta secretly wed, and Dushyanta promises to return for her, giving her a royal ring as a token of his love.
One day, when Durvasa (Mohan Babu) visits the ashram, Shakuntala forgets to greet him properly, being wrapped up in her thoughts about Dushyanta. Furious at this slight, Durvasa pronounces a curse upon Shakuntala, saying that the object of her fantasies would one day forget about her.
Pregnant with Dushyanta’s child, Shakuntala travels to the capital city to find out why Dushyanta has not returned for her. Unfortunately, she loses the ring on her journey.
When she arrives at Dushyanta’s court, her husband neither recognizes her nor remembers her. After being humiliated, Shakuntala moves back to the woods and gives birth to a son whom she names Bharat (Allu Arha). Will King Dushyanta ever remember her?
Samantha in certain places
Allu Arha’s scenes
Mani Sharma’s music
Subpar 3D effects
Fake war scenes
Verdict: Sakunthalam’ is a beautiful love story. Otherwise, there will be no big twists in it. Director Gunasekhar said this very neatly. When it comes to the first half, the movie starts when Shakuntala, who is a baby, is brought to a place by the birds and left. After a while.
Low grade VFX makes us feel like we are watching a cartoon mixed with reality. War scenes feel like a spoof and the drama is also mostly flat. Music is decent. while watching the movie, it is good, but in the first half, we are not able to connect with any emotion. Shakuntala and Dusyanthu make love okay but there is not a single proper scene where the chemistry between them works out.
Over all, No real positives to talk about in this film apart from decent music and a few okayish scenes. War sequences are comical. Narration is slow and boring with cartoonish visuals. Dialogues are also a huge minus for the film. It feels like almost every dialogue tries to be poetic but it becomes irritating and impact-less. Apart from a few scenes and Samantha’s honest performance, this big-budget flick is a colossal disappointment.