Kabzaa Cast: Upendra, Shriya Saran, Murali Sharma, Sudha, Kiccha Sudeep, Shiva Rajkumar, Tanya Hope
Cinematography by A. J. Shetty
Edited by Mahesh S. Reddy
Music by Ravi Basrur
Written & Directed by R. Chandru
Produced by R. Chandru, Alankar Pandian, Anand Pandit
Kabzaa Rating: 2/5
Kabzaa Is the new film from Kannada Film Industry after KCF, Kantara with Pan-India dreams. Upendra, Kiccha Sudeep and Shiv Rajkumar, three big stars of Kannada Cinema have come together too. Kabzaa is the new movie from R. Chandru after Taj Mahal, Kanka, I Love You. Yash made a big effort to take Kannada Cinema to other languages and now Upendra, Sudeep have joined hands for this one. Kabzaa has KGF music director Ravi Basrur and KGF style frames too. Can it repeat same success? Let’s discuss
Arkeshwara (Upendra) is the son of a freedom fighter Sangram. Arkeshwara and his elder brother are brought to South India by their mother (Sudha). Arkeshwara is a very shy and obedient, unselfish, non-aggressive person. His elder brother is quite opposite to him. Arkeshwara falls in love with Raja Bahadur (Murali Sharma)’s daughter Madhumathi (Shriya Saran). His brother decides to revolt against local don, Khaleed. Arkeswara revolts and then becomes a don. To stop him, Police appoint Bhargav Bhakshi (Sudeep). What happens next? Watch Kabzaa to know more.
Chandru has decided to make an action film like KGF. Also he wanted his Kabzaa to be a franchise. That too with three big actors of Kannada Cinema. Upendra is one of the biggest stars and has legendary cult fanbase. So, making a huge budget action film with him should not be a big issue. He has already joined hands with Sudeep for a multi-starrer, Mukunda Murari. So, when Kabzaa announcement came out with them, expectations reached sky high.
But Chandru trying to imitate KGF lost his own identity in this film. The KGF style costumes, timeline (1947-1975) and even music from Ravi Basrur apes KGF. Upendra is known for his uniqueness and novel ideas. Kabzaa is just a mockery for him and his fans. Kannada Cinema has shown that they can bring out their best when they stick to basics in Kantara. But this kind of unnecessary usage of big actors and budget with an amateurish script can be called a huge mistake. Kabzaa is just waste of money and talent. Shriya Saran, Murali Sharma and many actors along with Sudeep, Shiv Rajkumar cameos are wasted in this gigantic mess.
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Upendra Screen Presence
Tanya Hope Song
Unnecessary KGF style making
Kabzaa Bottomline: KGF – Tiger, Kabzaa – Fox!
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