South movie industry planning to take over Ollywood! Will Kabzaa capture Odia audience?

Kabzaa, slated to release pan-India on December 22, 2022, is an action crime drama period set up in 1947. The story is based on a Gandhi follower and a freedom fighter. Both of them were brutally attacked. Due to unavoidable circumstances, the freedom fighter’s son gets trapped in the mafia world and the story revolves between 1942- 1986, who goes on to become a gangster.

Kabzaa movie poster

Kannada film industry is roaring like never before. While the hangover of KGF Chapter 2 still remains fresh and Kantara is continuing its dominance, another pan-India movie is readying to hit the theatres. Upendra and Kiccha Sudeep starrer Kabzaa, helmed by R Chandru, is all set for theatrical release in seven languages including in Odia.

Odisha’s regional film industry, Ollywood is still suffering a catastrophe. While theatre owners are showing a least interest in releasing Odia movies, regional audience is turning away from watching the movies. For a long time, people have been blaming the makers and directors for copying the story from south movies and making the movies with major compromises. Apart from the story plot, the audience also blamed the presentation quality multiple times. The prolonged disastrous situation of Ollywood says it all.