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Shakuntalam First Weekend Collection: Samantha Ruth Prabhu- starrer has a poor first weekend; clocks in only Rs. 6.54 crores

Shakuntalam poster
Shakuntalam poster

Samantha Ruth Prabhu starrer ‘Shakuntalam’ had raised expectations of her fans especially because of the unique subject of the film but unfortunately looking at its box office performance in the first three days, the film has failed to live up to those expectations.

According to trade website Sacnilk, Shakuntalam did below average business of Rs. 3.00 crores on its first day and only showed a downward trend in collections on Saturday and Sunday, taking its total first weekend box office collection to only Rs. 6.54 crores in all four languages. Out of which, Rs. 4.83 crores were earned only in Telugu language.

This is a disappointing start for a film with such a well-known lead and substantial promotion. Shaakuntalam was released in a number of languages, including Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, and Malayalam. This poor box office performance can be attributed to the mixed to poor response from the fans as wells as the critics who panned the film for it’s slow screenplay that turns the film into a tedious watch.

Samantha’s film Shakuntalam  is based on the classic Sanskrit play Abhijnana Shakuntalam by Kalidasa. It is the love story of Shakuntala, the daughter of sage Vishwamitra and Apsara Menaka, who fell in love with King Dushyant, who is played by Dev Mohan. The film was written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Gunasekhar and stars Mohan Babu, Jisshu Sengupta, Madhoo, Gautami, and Aditi Balan in key roles.

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Meanwhile, Ajay Devgn’s action thriller’ Bholaa’ seemed to have benefited from this lack of competition in cinemas in the last two weeks, as the film managed to collect Rs. 6.60 crores in its third weekend, taking its total domestic box office collection to Rs.  85 crore net

Suyog Zore


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