Two Telugu films will fight it out this weekend
April 12 will see the release of two films, Adhinayakudu and Neeku Naaku Dash Dash. While the former has a big star cast, the latter features newcomers.
After acting as Lord Rama in Sriramarajyam, Nandamuri Balakrishna (NBK) is set to do a triple role—he plays a grandfather, son and grandson in Adhinayakudu.
The film is produced by M L Padma Kumar Chowdhary and directed by Parachuri Murali.
It is said to be a family and political drama. The leading women are Jayasudha, Saloni and Lakshmi Rai. Others in the cast include Kota Srinivasa Rao, Brahmanandam, M S Narayana Charanraj, Venu Madhav and Sukanya.
Adhinayakudu had its share of woes, including financial. It was supposed to have released in December, then during Sankranti, but got delayed further and is now releasing almost three months later.
Vijay C Kumar is director of photography, Kalyani Malik is the music director and Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao will edit the film.
Image: A scene from Adhinayakudu
Neeku Naaku Dash Dash
Director Teja is back with Neeku Naaku Dash Dash (NNDD) with, in his trademark style, a host of newcomers.
Prince and Nandita are the lead pair debuting in this romantic thriller which is supposed to be filmed against the backdrop of the liquor mafia.
Teja found about 42 new actors through a search campaign. Yashwant Nag, another newcomer, has scored music for this film. Tanikella Bharani, Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam, Parachuri Gopalkrishna and Teertha are others in the cast.
Anand Prasad, owner of Bhavya Cements, will produce the film.
NNDD is the first Telugu film to be shot with a Canon 5K Red camera and in 13.1 surround sound format. Rasool Ellore handles the camera.
Image: A scene from Neeku Naaku Dash Dash