Nandamuri Kalyanram is all set to promote his next film Entha Manchivaadavuraa which is slated for Sankranthi 2020 release. The actor after a short break will start his next film which is an action thriller and is titled Ravana. Venu Mallidi will make his directorial debut with this action thriller and the regular shoot will commence during the last week of January 2020. The makers are finalizing the actors and technicians.
Catherine Tresa has been picked up as one of the leading ladies in Ravana. The other actress is yet to be locked. Catherine loved her role and signed the project. Nandamuri Kalyanram’s NTR Arts will produce Ravana and the film releases during the second half of 2020.
Recently we have heard how Rana suffered from a health scare. Here comes a piece of news about another celebrity. Actress Catherine Tresa is suffering from a rare disease. But this is not a life-threatening one. Moreover, she has this condition since her birth.
Catherine Tresa recently revealed that she suffers from anosmia. Anosmia is the loss of the sense of smell. She cannot sense any odor good or bad. One in lakhs is born with this malfunctioning. Catherine said she may not get married due to this reason.
At present, Catherine Tresa is acting opposite Vijay Deverakonda in ‘World Famous Lover’. She has acted with Allu Arjun in blockbuster ‘Sarrainodu’.
Nandamuri Kalyan Ram heaved a sigh of relief after scoring the much needed commercial hit with his recent outing 118. He is next going to team up with debutant director Venu Mallidi for a socio fantasy thriller which is tentatively titled as Tughlak. Reportedly, Kalyan Ram will essay dual roles in this interesting film.
As per the latest buzz, the makers of this socio fantasy film have roped in Rakul Preet Singh and Catherine Tresa as the leading ladies opposite Kalyan Ram. The story is set in the backdrop of 13th century and both heroines will have meaty characters that drive the film’s narrative forward. It is learnt that the Sarrainodu actresses have agreed to come on board after having the narration.
To be made on a budget of 20 Crores, the film will be bankrolled by Kalyan Ram’s home banner NTR Arts.
Actress Catherine Tresa, who is seen smoking in the teaser of Rana Daggubati starrer Telugu drama “Nene Raju, Nene Mantri”, says the film breaks many common stereotypes and that’s what makes it unique.
“I’m not going to say why my character is seen smoking in the teaser. But what I can tell you is that the film breaks many stereotypes. It’s a very mainstream film and you will see Rana, who is known to do certain kind of films, go down a path less taken,” Catherine told IANS.
Elaborating, she said: “The film breaks away from the regular commercial format. A lot of people by now must have assumed that I play a badass because my character is seen smoking. The film breaks such stereotypes.”
Directed by Teja, the film also stars Kajal Aggarwal, Ashutosh Rana and Navdeep.
On teaming up with Teja, she said she was bowled over by his confidence.
“I really liked the story, especially the confidence with which Teja narrated. I’m a very greedy person when it comes to good roles and I didn’t think even for a minute when I heard this story. The way he narrated the story, it piqued my interest,” she added.
Asked about sharing screen space with Rana, Catherine quipped: “I had to find really high heels to match his height.”
“It was very interesting to work with him. He plays an intense character and I think he has nailed it. Audiences are going to love his energy,” she said.
After portraying a menacing character in Baahubali and essaying a naval commander in Ghazi, Macho actor is going to seen in one more interesting character in his ongoing flick Nene Raju Nene Mantri. Maverick filmmaker Teja is directing this film which is tipped to be a political thriller.
The film’s shoot is on the verge of completion and the makers are planning to release it as an Independence Day special. The latest update reveals that they are considering August 11th as the release date. An official confirmation is likely to be out very soon.
Set in the backdrop of Ananthapur, the film features Kajal Aggarwal and Catherine Tresa as the heroines. Suresh Babu is producing the film.
Sarainodu Review , Sarrainodu Review
Stylish Star Allu Arjun’s Sarrainodu is one of the eagerly awaited films this summer. Directed by Mr. Boyapati Srinu, the film features Rakul Preet Singh and Catherine Tresa as the female leads. Produced by Allu Aravind on a spectacularly high budget, Sarrainodu created a huge buzz in the trade circles with solid pre-release business in all areas. Let us see how this movie has shaped up.
Story (Spoiler-Free) :
Gana (Allu Arjun), a member of the State Chief Secretary’s family, is a military veteran living in Hyderabad. Gana thinks it is funny to flirt with Hanshita Reddy (Catherine Tresa), an MLA. Meanwhile near Khammam, the Chief Minister’s son Vairam Dhanush ( Aadi Pinisetty), establishes a ruthless mafia specializing in land grabbing, rape and murder. Saikumar, a friend of State Chief Secretary, lives in this terror ridden area with his daughter Rakul Preet Singh. A land grabbing incident triggers rivalry between Saikumar and Vairam Dhanush. The consequences of this fight and how it makes Gana the person to make things right, make up the rest of the story.
What worked well ?
Firstly, in spite of the trailers depicting the movie as an out and out mass entertainer, the movie has some decent family attracting elements as well, especially in the first half. The director took time to well establish the characters in the initial phase of the movie. Allu Arjun’s role has three dimensions to it: a family member, a lover and an action hero. With a total body language make over, he excelled in every aspect of this role making him sarrainodu for the role. In spite of the script lending to more than life characterization, Arjun made sure to keep his acting subtle – directly resulting in very good performance. Arjun’s performance deserves a special mention during the court scene in the first half of the movie.
Coming to the rest of the cast, Aadi Pinisetty was perfect for the villain role, stylish and ruthless. Brahmanandam, who has failed to evoke much laughter in the recent times, did not fail too bad this time. Vidyullata Raman’s role as a tamil lady, was funny – a little bit. Rakul Preet Singh could have done better in a meatier role, she certainly has the talent and the glamor.
Well composed fights, though a couple of them could have done better, had proper emotions been built into the scenes leading to them. At the same time, it could be said that by leveraging Allu Arjun’s super macho looks, the fights had a raw feel to them. For you fitness freaks, Allu Arjun with his perfectly toned biceps, is a treat to watch.
The second half of the film, with a lengthy comedy sequence featuring Pradeep Rawat and 30 years industry experience Prudhvi was well featured.
Songs are OK, a couple them looked great onscreen: “This is a private party”, “Block BusterE”
What should have been better ?
Songs – Allu Arjun’s movies usually do well in the music department, this time no so much The songs are pretty ordinary, except for the two mentioned earlier. The script has many loose ends and is slow at times, not a working formula with the audience today.
The single point confrontation in the second half, lacked the elements to make it right and it just fizzled out. Additionally the back to back action scenes in the last 30 minutes of the movie, may not connect with the mass audience.
Allu Arjun, who is on top gear with back to back hits like Race Gurram , S/O Satya murthy , may not be able to work his magic this time round. While other mass heroes are trying to cater more to overseas and urbane audience in India, surprisingly, Allu Arjun has done this violent filled action movie which may not go well with these audiences. However, there is still hope for the movie this summer, thanks to due to Allu Arjun’s stardom. So should you watch this movie? – Hmm, yeah, may be for Allu Arjun’s performance, if you have time to spare.
Telugu360.com Rating 2.75/5
Director : Boyapati Srinu
Producer : Allu Aravind
Screenplay : Boyapati Srinu
Story : Boyapati Srinu
Starring : Allu Arjun, Rakul Preet Singh , Catherine Tresa ,Srikanth
Music :S. Thaman
Cinematography : Rishi Punjabi
Production : Geetha Arts
Release date : 22 April 2016