Director Gunasekhar’s movie Shaakuntalam starring Samantha has received excellent reviews at the premiere show for select audiences held at the Prasad IMAX in Hyderabad on Tuesday.
Shaakuntalam is a mythological drama film, which is based on Abhijnanasakuntalam, a play written by Kalidasa. Besides direction, Gunasekhar has also written the screenplay for the film, which has been produced by Neelima Guna under Gunaa Teamworks and distributed by Sri Venkateswara Creations.
Shaakuntalam is a thrilling love story of the exquisitely beautiful Shakuntala and the mighty king Dushyanta. Dushyanta possesses almost all the qualities of a brave and a nobel minded hero. Samantha is seen in the titular role, while Dev Mohan appears as Dushyanta in the film which features Mohan Babu, Jisshu Sengupta, Madhoo, Gautami, Aditi Balan and Ananya Nagalla in supporting roles.
With its promos grabbing many eyeballs, the movie is scheduled for grand worldwide release on April 14. Two days before it hits the screens, the makers held a special screening of the film at Prasad IMAX in Hyderabad on Tuesday. The audience, who watched it, are wowed by the film and are all praises for the director and other members of the film unit.
Several videos of the audiences sharing their reviews of Shaakuntalam are doing rounds on Twitter. In the videos, the audiences say that Gunasekhar has done brilliant job in terms of scripting and direction. The movie has beautiful picturisation, music, art direction and costumes. Samantha, Dev Mohan and other actors have delivered good performances, which are the highlights of the film.
Here are some videos featuring Shaakuntalam review: