With a star cast of actors including Upendra, Shriya Saran, Kichcha Sudeep, and Shivarajkumar, Kabzaa witnessed a global release in multiple languages at cinemas today. With the film receiving mixed reviews from both the audience and critics alike, director R Chandru still appears to be confident about Kabzaa’s box office performance and its sequel.
About Kabzaa’s performance
Kannada filmmaker R Chandru has been working really hard for Kabzaa since 2019. An underworld saga with Real Star Upendra in the lead, the film boasts a massive ensemble cast that includes Kiccha Sudeep, Shivarajkumar, Shriya Saran, Murali Sharma, Nawab Shah, Kabir Duhan Singh, Anup Revanna, Dev Gill, Posani Murali Krishna, among others. It is Chandru’s most ambitious project to date, which he has shot exclusively on sets, given that the story is set between the 1940s and 80s.
But unfortunately, the film did not live up to the audience’s expectations. Many slammed the filmmaker for copying major elements from Yash starrer KGF. Despite all the negative reactions, R Chandru is still betting on Kabzaa’s final Box Office numbers and its sequel.
R Chandru interview
In the latest interview, the filmmaker appeared confident about Kabzaa’s performance in theaters and assured of creating its sequel as soon as possible. He said,” Kabzaa 2 story is ready, we will work on it soon. It’s because of you people (the audience) the movie has witnessed success. Shivanna and Sudeep Sir’s fans have lauded the movie. It’s because of our hard work and dedication the film has received good reviews.”
“This is a victory for cinema. This is a victory for the Kannada film industry. If we make such films people around the world will definitely watch us,” the filmmaker gives a confident speech.
Here’s the video:
After this interview went viral, many netizens took to the comment section to express their opinions regarding the director’s thoughts on Kabzaa.
A user wrote, “At least he s trying to create a buzz and attract the audiences. Wish him luck and hope he makes the next part more interesting and appealing to everyone.”
The second one wrote, “Film may be bad as per many YouTubers, but he gave his best to give something different unlike some directors attempting the routine family and mass story…inspired from KGF though. The teaser was lit …I so wish this movie to do well.”
“I am sorry to say movie is not up to the mark .. Appreciate his hard work he tried to do something different from his earlier movies In sequel he should work more on story no doubt making sakath aagittu but poor script All the best Chandranna,” the third one wrote.