‘Shaakuntalam’ bags 4 awards, ‘Kennedy’ gets 7-minute standing ovation at Cannes

'Shaakuntalam' wins big at Cannes, while Anurag Kashyap's 'Kennedy' leaves audience in awe and cast emotional

Tollywood's highly anticipated mythological tale 'Shaakuntalam,' bagged four prestigious International Awards at the renowned Cannes World Film Festival 2023.

Despite falling short of local expectations, ‘Shaakuntalam’ managed to garner international acclaim, solidifying its place on the global stage. The film bagged accolades in the categories of 'Best Foreign Film,' 'Best Costume Design,' 'Best Fantasy Film,' and 'Best Indian Film.'

Directed by Gunasekhar and starring Samantha Ruth Prabhu, it is a mesmerizing mythological drama. Produced by Neelima Guna and Hanshita Reddy, the film is now streaming on Amazon Prime.

'Shaakuntalam' holds the distinction of being released in five languages, namely Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi, aiming to captivate audiences across multiple regions. The film's narrative revolves around a mythical romance, bringing to life a play written by the renowned poet Kalidasa.

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