Jun 14, 2024, 10:13 PM IST

It has Prabhas, Akshay, Mohanlal; but Vishnu Manchu's Kannappa teaser gives sasta Baahubali vibes

Abhimanyu Mathur

The teaser of Vishnu Manchu’s ambitious action film Kannappa was unveiled on Friday

The film, directed by Mukesh Kumar Singh, is based on the legend of Kannappa, a Lord Shiva devotee

The teaser showed grand battles, some fantastic locations, and starry cameos

And yet, even the star power of the likes of Prabhas and Mohanlal could not salvage the mess

Kannappa has serious Baahubali baggage and many viewers complained it looks like a pale imitation

Case in point – these bad guys that resemble Baahubali’s Kalakeya warriors a tad bit too much

Preithy Mukundhan’s appearance also drew comparisons to Tamanaah Bhatia from Baahubali

Several other shots and sequences seemed a throwback to SS Rajamouli’s blockbuster

Kannappa, which also stars Mohan Babu and Kajal Aggarwal, is set to release later this year