It is known that Ram Charan has taken the production responsibility of his father Megastar Chiranjeevi’s 151st film after producing his comeback film, Khaidi No.150. Going by the latest happenings in the case of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy biopic, it can said that Charan and Chiru have decided not to follow the strategy they had implemented for Khaidi.
It may be recalled that Charan assembled a strong technical team, the likes of Devi Sri Prasad, Ratnavelu, Thota Tarani etc. for Khaidi NO.150. Coming to the cast, there was no big name except Kajal, Brahmi and Ali. Even the villain was not a leading actor. Since it was the comeback film of Chiru, Charan made sure that his father be the cynosure in the film. As a result, the film was wrapped up in reasonable budget and it brought high profits.
But, coming to Uyyalawada, Charan and film’s director Surender Reddy have decided to rope in pan-India actors besides an experienced technical team. As part of this strategy, the names of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Vidya Balan are doing rounds as the probable female leads. Plans are also underway to rope in noted actors from Bollywood and Kollywood even for small roles.
Plan is to release the film simultaneously in Hindi and Tamil languages. Reports are emerging that Charan’s team is approaching noted Bollywood big wigs to help Uyyalawada have a wide release across North India. Film’s budget has also been revised to Rs 120-130 crore. As audiences expect high standards after watching Baahubali 2, good amount of money is being spent on lavish sets and graphics work.
Megastar has created history at box office with an average film like Khaidi No.150. One wonders what sort of phenomenon he can create with this upcoming historical film that is being made on a huge canvas.