Victory Venkatesh is all set to kick-start the shoot of his next film from tomorrow. Srikanth Addala is the director and there are strong speculations that Narappa is the title locked for this rustic action entertainer. The film is inspired by Tamil’s critically acclaimed film Asuran. Priyamani is the leading lady and the film will be shot in quick schedules. The makers are expected to make an official announcement about the title soon. Suresh Babu is producing Narappa.
Top producer Suresh Babu acquired the remake rights of Tamil blockbuster film Asuran. Victory Venkatesh will reprise the role of Dhanush and Srikanth Addala who has been struggling for a film has been on board to direct the project. Srikanth Addala has been informed that he would not be paid any remuneration apart from his expenses before the film’s release. Srikanth Addala will share a percentage of profits after the release.
Venkatesh too will be sharing the profits instead of taking a paycheque home. Telugu360 exclusively learned that the film is planned on a strict budget of Rs 15 crores excluding the promotional cost. The makers are in plans to wrap up the film’s shoot in two back to back schedules. Some sets will be erected in Nanakramguda Ramanaidu Studios for the shot and other episodes will be shot in villages around Telangana. Shriya Saran is the leading lady and the other cast, crew members are being finalized. The makers are in plans to release the film during summer 2020.
Suresh Productions has begun pre-production work for the remake of ‘Asuran’. The production house is going to produce it in Telugu with Venkatesh in association with the original Tamil producers. The casting process has also begun.
A casting call has been announced. Seven newcomers will be given a chance for the main roles. The casting call is announced for the male actors only. Venkatesh will reprise the role that was done by Dhanush in Tamil. ‘Asuran’ is a gritty drama directed by Vetrimaaran with a strong Dalit tone. Doubts were raised whether it would suit Venkatesh’s image but the senior star is going ahead with the remake plans.
Even after social media put up funny memes when the news of directorial reins handed over to Srikanth Addala, the production house has made an agreement with him. Addala is re-writing the script for the Telugu. After the debacle of ‘Brahmotsavam’, the director has been trying hard to make a movie to the sets and this remake as a blessing.
In a surprising announcement, Suresh Productions announced that they acquired the remake rights of Dhanush’s recent cult classic Asuran. The film is expected to be remade with Venkatesh and the makers are in hunt for the right director to do justice for the project. A series of screenings have been held for several young directors and Suresh Babu collected the feedback of Venkatesh essaying a rustic, de-glam role in the raw village-based action drama.
It is heard that Suresh Babu mostly received negative feedback as most of them who watched the film clarified that Venkatesh doesn’t fit into the role essayed by Dhanush. The lead actor should undergo a huge transformation and the script should be changed completely considering Telugu audience. A team of writers are working on the script making changes to suit the Tollywood audience. As of now, Suresh Babu and Venkatesh haven’t decided on the remake. Asuran directed by Vetrimaaran emerged as the biggest hit in Dhanush’s career. The film is a raw action drama which impressed the Tamil audience big time.
Venkatesh is very much interested to act in the remake of ‘Asuran’, the Dhanush starrer that won critical acclaim. The movie has an off-beat theme and it needs to be handled in the same serious manner in Telugu as well.
So, Venkatesh and producer Suresh Babu had conducted a series of screenings of ‘Asuran’ yesterday and today at Ramaniadu Preview theater in Hyderabad. All young directors and off-beat filmmakers were invited for the screening. By the end of the screening, Suresh Babu has taken the opinions of the directors who expressed to take up the job of remaking it in Telugu.
Based on their feedback, Suresh Babu will brief the same to Venky. They together will decide the director’s name for the Telugu version. But insiders say, some directors even told him that this film would not suit the image of Venkatesh.