Production No. 1 of the newly floated Jai Maruthi Films banner, starring debutants in two pairs – Madhusudhan and Payal Shetty & Manoj and Srilekha – has completed 70% of the shoot, besides four songs and four stunts. Former fight master Vicky (Balaram Venkatesh) is the director. KR Srinivasa Iyengar is the producer. The film unit this evening arranged a press meet at Ramanaidu Studios, Hyderabad. The flick is set as Dasara release.
Brotherhood in Tollywood: Producer
KR Srinivasa Iyengar said: “Almost 70% of the shoot is over. The film is extensively shot in Hyderabad, East and West Godavari districts and Bangalore. It is a love story, which gives importance to real life happenings around us. One of the heroes Madhusudhan is my relative. Much care is taken in dealing the comedy department. Before I came to the film industry, I used to think that the tinsel world was proud and inaccessible to common people. But, as I do this film as debut producer, I am excited at the patronage and cooperation everywhere. I find perfect brotherhood in Telugu film industry. I seek the blessings of all for this our debut venture. Director Vicky’s subject is of great interest to all of us in the unit. Definitely, the film would entertain all sections of the audiences. Cinematography and music are big assets to the film. We deployed senior lyricists like Kandikonda, Vanamali, Rama Jogayya Sastry for this film.”
Who is that 30-year-old heroine?
Director Vicky said: “I am known to all of you as fight master. As a director, this is my 5th film. Generally, fight masters after becoming directors will give big importance to stunts. Though I too did the same in my previous films, this time, I treated the subject with full of romance and reality. I am one among the 12 directors who have come from the profession of stunts. We are looking for a ravishing lady, likely to be a big heroine, to work in our film. We are in search of such a beauty in the age group of 30. We hope to finish the shoot by the next one month.”
Madhusudhan said: “I play the role of a student doing course in software technology. I fall in love with a girl. In the course of time, I face a lot of problems in my career and love as well. How would I overcome the stress factor? This is our subject.”
Manoj said: “My role is a friend’s role to Madhu. I also do the role of a software person. It is due to me that Madhu gets into trouble.”
Payal Shetty (from Mumbai) and Srilekha (Telugu girl) thanked the producer and director for giving them opportunity to work in a Telugu film.
Cast includes: Brahmanandam, Ali, Venu Madhav, MS Narayana, Ramreddy, Prasad Babu, Raghunatha Reddy, Ponnambalam, Kavitha, Srinija and others.
Crew: Cinematography – K. Jagadish; Editing – Nandamuri Hari; Music –Qurdus; Dialogues – Ramana; Co-producers – G. Satyanarayana Reddy, Yarramsetty Venkateswara Rao, TV Rao and HD Venkatesh.