Here’s Why Top Critics like Anupama, Baradwaj, Taran Adarsh didn’t decide to review Kabzaa

Upendra and Kiccha Sudeep starrer Underworld Ka Kabzaa has hit the big screens on 17th March. The film has a story of a mafia who’s getting it all. But is this film watchable? And why top Movie critics have not decided to review the film? Let’s find out.

Why Kabzaa failed

Actor Upendra Rao’s latest film Kabzaa was released in cinemas on March 17th. After KGF’s success, gangster dramas have become a favorite genre for filmmakers. And R Chandru’s Kabzaa doesn’t shy away from repeating the same thing. Kabza has literally adapted the idea of Prashanth Neel’s film and throughout, you get a feeling that you are watching KGF but without Yash. Starting from the color tone to the editing design, every single segment is inspired by the Yash starrer.


The film which is made in Kannada and dubbed in other languages has all the elements one looks for in a South Film- action, robust dialogue, masala, the mafia world, and a love story. But unfortunately, the film misses connecting with the audience.

No critics attempted to review the film 

Kabzaa never feels original in any aspect and it fails miserably to recreate the magic of KGF. It’s unarguably one of the most horrible attempts in the name of making pan-Indian cinema. This film dint even motivated top critics to talk anything about the film. Popular movie critics like Anupama Chopra from Film Companion, Baradwaj Rangan from Gallata Plus, Taran Adarsh from Bollywood Hungama didn’t even attempt to put out a review.

Nevertheless, Anupama’s entertainment website Film Companion had few things to say about Kabzaa. “By the time you leave the theatre, a pounding headache is in order even though the duration is just 136 minutes — there’s simply too much sound. No one on the set seems to understand silence can be music too. Guns rattle, bullets fly out and explode, and everyone screams, god everyone screams. No one ever speaks normally. Even the romantic dialogues seem like a terrible cross between Barbara Cartland and Uncle Pai’s Amar Chitra Katha.”


“I understand the urge to make pan-India films. I understand KGF and Kantara have left filmmakers tempted by the possibility of a multi-crore hit. But please make something original — we and the rest of the country have already seen what those films did. Do something different.,” the publication wrote.

Kabzaa could have been another KGF or Kantara for the Kannada film industry. But, it ends up being a painful flick. It is indeed a monotonous action drama that fails to live up to its expectations. Upendra and the cinematography are the only comforts in this movie. The usual story, dull narrative, and lack of emotions make it a disappointing vision. You can undoubtedly skip this film.