Kabzaa is a Kannada language action entertainer that had a PAN-Indian release on March 17, 2023 in movie theaters. However the film starring Upendra, Shriya Saran, Sudeep and Shivarajkumar (the latter two in cameo roles), is gearing up for a digital premiere even before it completes 30 days in cinema halls.
Kabzaa's OTT release date is said to be April 14, 2023; However Amazon Prime Video is yet to officially announce the film's streaming date. Kabzaa opened to hugely mixed reviews, and film's director R. Chandru even lashed out theater/multiplex owners accusing them of tampering with the quality of his film.
“I’m going to say this even though it could offend some people. The cost of electricity increases for these multiplex patrons when a movie’s audio frequency is increased. They ultimately don’t want our movie to be a success..Having 5% volume for a show, they deliberately reduce it to 3.5%, which makes them save at least Rs 10,000. By just switching off 2 speakers, they save a lot of money. This is not some misconception. I have listened to such cases many times. They just want to make profit by doing this. By next time I will make sure I will get involved and try to stop this,” - Kabzaa director R. Chandru.