Circus-Circus is the title of a 2 hr: 25 min duration children's film (in English, Hindi and Telugu) made on Sagittarius Films. The flick is getting ready for release on December 15th.
Telugu Film Producers' Council President Tammareddy Bharadwaja released the audio CD of the film at a function held at Prasad labs preview theatre, Hyderabad. The songs were projected to the media. S. Umesh Kumar (producer, story, screenplay and direction), actress Lahari, Chittibabu, child-artistes Chandini (USA), Ajay, Usha, M. Sing and others were present.
Need for more kids' films: Tammareddy
Tammareddy Bharadwaja said: "It is unfortunate that we don't have much encouragement to the children films in Tollywood. Ironically, Hyderabad happens to be the venue for international children's film festivals. At this juncture, I really appreciate Umesh Kumar for his contribution to this rare genre. I am also happy that the film deals with the aspect of circus, which is a highly endangered form of entertainment in view of animal welfare norms. Circus is going to be a dead form of entertainment for the next generation. We don't have animals onscreen and in the circus also. Of course, the last best film in Tollywood in the backdrop of circus is Circus Ramudu of NTR garu. I wish that this kind of films should come in leaps and bounds for our children."
The story deals with the exploits of four children in the age group of 6-11. The film also has the backdrop of research on Tsunamis. Cinematography is by Sarath, president of the AP Cinematographers Association. Music is by Shyam and Das, ex-BITS PILANI graduates, now working with Motorola, USA.
The film was shot extensively in Vizag beaches, Araku Valley, Saibaba Circus and in Hyderabad. Just like any other feature film, the flick is made in 35 mm feature format on Kodak.