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Kabzaa teaser: Upendra’s gangster film has shades of KGF, say netizens; hope story is also just as good

Twitterati declares that the R Chandru directorial will be the next big phenomenon from Kannada cinema

Kabzaa teaser: Upendra’s gangster film has shades of KGF, say netizens; hope story is also just as good
Upendra in a still from Kabzaa
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Last Updated: 05.15 AM, Sep 18, 2022

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On Saturday, the eve of Kannada cinema’s Real Star Upendra’s birthday, director-producer R Chandru released the much-awaited teaser of their latest collaboration, Kabzaa. The period film is Chandru’s most ambitious project to date and follows the life of a gangster who ruled over south India. Led by Upendra, the film has a massive ensemble cast, including Shriya Saran, Kiccha Sudeep, Nawab Shah, Kabir Duhan Singh, Jagapati Babu, Danish Akhtar Saifi, Rahul Dev, Anup Revanna, Pradeep Rawat, among others, and Century Star Shiva Rajkumar filling in with a pivotal cameo.

A still from Kabzaa
A still from Kabzaa

Since he went on floors with the film, Chandru has revealed very little to the public, with only a few images from the set being released. This was possible in large part due to the fact that the entire film has been shot at specially erected sets, given that the story traverses several decades – from the 50s to the 80s. But now, we know a lot more, at least as far as the making of the film goes. Chandru’s two-minute-long teaser has massive KGF vibes, given the visuals, the colour grading and the background score (which has been composed by KGF’s Ravi Basrur), but that also means that the filmmaker is set to bring superior technical finesse to the screen when the film releases in theatres.

The teaser has no dialogues or indication of what the story could be, but the official synopsis is that it is the story of the son of a Gandhian who turns to a life of violence owing to circumstances. Fans have been going ga-ga over the teaser, which was released by Tollywood actor Rana Daggubati last evening and has notched up over 6 million since then.

The colour grading is similar to KGF, say netizens
The colour grading is similar to KGF, say netizens

“Even though it gives the feeling of KGF, the scale the grading the intensity looks like TOP NOTCH. TOTAL GOOSEBUMPS”, “ 👌🏽👌🏽Kabzaa teaser is pakka mass and intense. Ravi Basrur sir's BGM adds goosebumps just like KGF. Waiting eagerly for this film. Hope Kannada would surely find it's place all over the world❤️💥”, “Don't know why but it gives me the vibes of KGF (and please don't mind but it seems like inspired from KGF) but it's also appreciable that they guys are creating things via inspiration not remakes... 🔥🔥And it feels like KGF because of the colour tone, BGM, movie ka concept and few more things like this”, “#KabzaaTeaser looks magnanimous. Visuals are out of this world. Ravi Basrur has given the BGM which he is know for, MASS. Canvas looks big and rich but as many people would have noticed it gives #KGF vibes. I don't think it's necessarily a good thing”, “The fact that it is being compared to #KGF in terms of the visuals itself tells the quality of the product. The cinematography,colour grade,Bgm,Edit everything is top notch. If the story deliveres then it's a Hit definitely”, were just some of the comments to the teaser.

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