It is time
for Gandhigiri inTelugu too as the sequel to the rollicking Loughton
Shankar Dada MBBS with the irresistible Chiranjeevi at the helm is all
ready to hit the screens. Shankar Dada showcased brilliantly the
comedy sense and a nuanced sensitivity of Chiranjeevi as a likable don
Along with his
sidekick ATM, played with agreeable restraint by Srikanth, the duo won
over the masses with their impish and innocent world view.
The duo will be
back in action, but this time giving them company (in a larger sense)
would be the Father of the Nation. With Gandhiji for company, the duo
set out on a voyage of discovery that leads them to their inner
sanctum — that is their heart. This is Gandhigiri at its best. The
Hindi original acquired a cult status, and there is no doubt that the
Telugu remake too is well on its way.
Gandhigiri in his inimitable way will be Chiranjeevi. In a sense, this
role is tailor made for him as it combines mass appeal and also holds
scope for his larger goal of telling something meaningful for the
Prabhu Deva, who is coming fresh after the success of the Tamil remake
of Pokkiri, ShankarDada Zindabad promises to the cap the summer
releases with fun as well as fervor.
who caught the nation’s eye as the Kingfisher girl, plays the heroine.
She plays the character that VidyaBalan did in the Hindi original.
Sadha plays the cute and cuddly role that Dia Mirza did. Sayaji Shinde
does the role that Boman Irani played in the original and Raja handles
the role that Jimmy Shergill did in the original.
Prabhavalkar dons the role of Mahatma Gandhi. The quiet attraction of
the movie is a dance sequence canned on Chiru’s brother Pawan Kalyan.
Prabhu Deva says
it was pleasure to work with such a wonderful team. Chiru garu is a
legend in the industry and directing was a privilege, he points out.
Srikanth, who is
a fan of Chiru, says that they had great fun acting together. ‘It was
such a learning experience’.
svelte lass, is thrilled that her first exposure itself is with a big
legend of the industry. Sadha is happy that her role has shaped up so
well that it would be a landmark in her career.
Devi Sri Prasad,
who tuned in some interesting melodies for Shankar Dada MBBS, has
attempted something novel and is said to have pulled it off.
the Gemini Film Circuit banner by Ravishankar and Gemini Kiran, the
film has created huge expectations. The movie has all the talk of
being a big blockbuster.
The film is
expected for a release on July 24.
Chiranjeevi, Karishma Kothak Srikanth, Sadha, Sayaji Shinde,
Raja, PawanKalyan (SA)
Devi Sri Prasad
Producer: Ravishankar andGemini Kiran
Direction: Prabhu Deva
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