Shaakuntalam, Samantha Ruth Prabhu's most recent film, underperformed and failed to leave a lasting impression at the box office. According to reports, the movie's total lifetime box office receipts were barely Rs 7 crores. As a result, it is now claimed that the film's creators will suffer significant losses.
A report claims that Dil Raju, the producer of Shaakuntalam, lost Rs 22 crores as a result of the movie's poor box office performance. According to the article, he really contributed to the venture's failure. This indicates that Shaakuntalam cost him whatever money he had gained from recent blockbusters like Dasara and Balagam.
Shaakuntalam allegedly cost 65 crores of rupees to produce. According to media sources, it was sold to a streaming juggernaut before it hit the big screen for Rs 35 crore. According to reports, producer Dil Raju requested Rs 15 crores from satellite firms. He was unable to seal the deal, however.
Shaakuntalam is a mythological play that Gunasekhar wrote and directed that is based on the legend of Shaakuntala. In addition to Samantha, Dev Mohan played the lead. The lines and the VFX were two aspects of Shaakuntalam that failed, according to News18 Showsha, who gave the movie a 2-star rating. The lines in the Hindi version of the movie were quite literary, which bewildered even those who had seen television adaptations of epics like the Ramayana and the Mahabharat. The movie made a big effort with the aesthetics, but it fell short. The movie was in 3D, but other than two or three sequences, it wasn't necessary.
Chittibabu, a seasoned Telugu producer-director, also had a strong response to Shaakuntalam's box office flop. The filmmaker recently attacked Samantha Ruth Prabhu in an interview with Filmy Looks, saying that her days as a “star heroine” were ended. He continued by saying Samantha is simply promoting her movies with “cheap tactics.”