Busy weekend for Telugu films
Four Telugu films are releasing this Friday and Saturday. We take a look at them
Cast: Sesh Adivi, Priya Banerjee
Director: Sesh Adivi
KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid) is a romantic comedy where the lead actor Sesh Adivi dons the director’s cap too. The Indo-Canadian Priya Banerjee makes her debut with KISS which is produced by director Saikiran Adivi (director of Vinayakudu and Village lo Vinayakudu).
The film is a love story between a thief who comes to the US from Hyderabad and the girl he meets there. Most of the film is shot in the US, and details the happenings of one day barring some flashbacks.
The others in the cast include Krishnudu, Shafi and Dr Bharat Reddy.
The music is scored by Sricharan Pakala and Pete Wonders. Shaneil Deo handles the camera and Srikanth the art direction.
KISS is scheduled to release on September 13.
Image: Sesh Adivi and Priya Banerjee in Kiss
Cast: Sai Kumar, Roja, Krishi Arimanda, Brahmaji, Ravi Babu, Ashish Vidyarthi, Subbaraju
Director: Lakshmikanth Chenna
Kamina, a Telugu remake of Sriram Raghavan’s Johnny Gaddaar, is produced by Kubera Cinemas. Krishi Arimanda will make his debut in this film. Gracy Singh, Lekha Washington and Ruby Parihar are others in the cast.
The film is shot in Hyderabad, Vijayawada and Bengaluru. Jawahar Reddy is the director of photography, Varma handles art and Lokesh is the editor of the film. Agastey is the music director and Solomen handles the action.
Kamina will be in the theatres on September 13.
Image: a scene from Kamina
Na Sami Ranga
Cast: Dilip, Saikumar Pampana, SreeTeja, Yasaswini, Priyanka
Director: Subramanyam Pachcha
This is another comedy with relative newcomers playing the lead roles. The others in the cast include Ashish Vidyarthi, Pridhvi, Jeeva, Chalapathi Rao and Krishna Reddy.
Agastya scores the music. P Bal Reddy is the cinematographer and the editing is by Upendra.
The film releases on September 13.
Image: A scene from Na Sami Ranga
Cast: Manoj Manchu, Sakshi Chaudhry, Simran Kaur Mundi, Rachel, Anupriya
Director: Pavan Wadeyar
Produced by Sireesha Lagadapati and Sridhar Lagadapati, Potugadu is the Telugu remake of the Kannada film Govindaya Namaha, which was director Pavan Wadeyar’s debut film. It was a hit in Kannada and one of the songs Pyaarge Aagbittaithe was a chartbuster.
Manoj Manchu is reprising the lead role played by Komal in the Kannada version.
This is supposed to be one of the most expensive films of Manoj’s career. He shot a song Buji Pilla for 24 hours non-stop. Achu composes the music. The music of two songs including the popular Pyaarge Aagbittaithe, is same as the Kannada film Govindaya Namaha.
Srikanth is the cinematographer and M R Varma is the editor. Ali, Raghu Babu, Thagabothu Ramesh and Srinivas Reddy are expected to enhance the humour quotient in the film.
Potugadu is slated to release on September 14
Image: Manoj Manchu in Potugadu