Kabzaa Review & Ratings | Hit Or Flop?

Kabzaa Review: In the past, actor Upendra has made a mark with his films, and most of them have earned positive reviews in languages other than their original Kannada. Yet during the past few years, he has been producing movies that are only watched by Kannada-speaking audiences. Following the success of “KGF,” filmmakers are now moving forward to create movies that will appeal to viewers of different linguistic backgrounds.

Kabzaa (2023)

With some amazing images and energizing backing music in the teaser, “Kabzaa” has generated enough talk already in all languages. But, viewers began to contrast this film with “KGF.” Let’s look at a detailed assessment of this film to see if it lived up to the anticipation that followed the publication of the trailer.


A soldier from the air force by the name of Arakeshwara was compelled to enter the underworld while the British were in charge of India. He gradually transforms into the underworld’s monarch. Nevertheless, Arakeshwara encounters difficulties when he must face his adversaries and Bhargav Bhakshi, a policeman who has been ordered by the British to kill both him and the criminals.

Cast & Crew

Upendra plays the male lead in the movie “Kabzaa,” with Shriya Saran playing the female lead. In the film, Kichcha Sudeepa and Shiva Rajkumar had cameo appearances. Kota Srinivasa Rao, Murali Sharma, Nawab Shah, John Kokken, Posani Krishna Murali, and Sudha are among the film’s additional cast members.

R Chandru is the author and director of “Kabzaa”. Producing this film are R Chandru and Alankar Pandian and Arka Sai Krishna. Both the music and the cinematography for this film were created by Ravi Basrur.

Movie NameKabzaa
DirectorR Chandru
Music DirectorRavi Basrur
ProducerR Chandru, Alankar Pandian, Arka sai krishna
GenreAction, Drama
CastUpendra, Shriya Saran, Kichcha Sudeepa, Shiva Rajkumar and others
Cinematography AJ Shetty


The Kannada film industry has been greatly impacted by the KGF movie, and the industry’s creators are working harder than ever to produce additional movies in the same vein. The sets, music, colour scheme, and everything else in “Kabzaa” have all been compared to those in “KGF,” yet this film has something greater than those in KGF, including a stronger storyline than KGF.

If we watch this film without making any parallels to KGF, it appears to be really enjoyable with some fantastic images and background music that keeps us watching till the very end. Yet, if the film has too many characters, it could be confusing to us as viewers. Every aspect of the movie will entertain every audience segment. The movie’s main pluses are the conclusion and the interval blast.

There is no denying Upendra’s talent as an actor, but he didn’t have a particularly intriguing role to play in the film. Still, he performed brilliantly as always despite the lack of interest in the character. Shriya Saran performed admirably and had a lovely appearance. Kichcha Sudeepa played a prolonged cameo and excelled in every scene. Shiva Rajkumar made an impression while playing a small part. The other actors all performed their roles as needed for the characters.

Kabzaa is a master of technology. One of the film’s most notable aspects is the background music, which was composed by Ravi Basrur, although we can tell that it largely sounds like KGF’s music. With some breathtaking sights, AJ Shetty has done a fantastic job as a cinematographer. The efforts made by the art and costume departments to recreate the old look should be commended. With the exception of a few VFX moments during the climax, production values are excellent.

We must wait and see if viewers will embrace this picture as another blockbuster from the Kannada cinema industry or continue to compare it to KGF. Director R Chandru sought to bring some grandeur to a simple plot with a fresh screenplay, and he was successful in doing so.

Ultimately, Kabzaa is another magnificent film from the Kannada cinema industry that has everything needed to enthral theatregoers.

Plus Points:

  • Upendra
  • Visuals
  • Background Music

Minus Points:

  • Simple Story
  • Too many characters

Rating: 3/5

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