Telangana Movement is one of the greatest movements of Independent India. It happened started in 1969 and ended in 2014 with the birth of Telangana state. The new born State’s first Chief Minister Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhar Rao, popularly known as KCR is one of the most revered leaders of the Telangana people. To tell the story of the greatest activist and his journey to make the Telangana dream come true, director Vadatya Harish made a movie titled “Telangana Devudu”.
Friendly star Srikanth portrayed the title role of KCR in the movie. Jishan Kishan (First appearance), Sangeetha, Brahmanandam, Sunil, Suman, Tanikella Bharani, Brahmaji, Madhumitha etc., are the cast of the film. The movie produced under Max lab Pvt Ltd banner had completed all procedures and ready to hit the silver screen on 23rd April. In this auspicious occasion film unit held a pre-release event at Prasad Labs in Hyderabad. State Home Minister Mahmood Ali, Srinivas Goud attended the event.
Mahmood Ali wished luck to the film unit and wanted the movie to be a huge success. “KCR played a huge role in winning Telangana State for people. There were many doubts about the progress of the State but after becoming CM of the State, KCR erased all those doubts with his development plans. He very well deserves the title of ‘Telangana Devudu’ (God of Telangana)”, said the Home Minister.
State Minister Srinivas Goud also praised the filmmakers for their efforts to bringing the story of the people’s hero to big screen. He said that the movie trailer reminded him of the movement days. In the leadership of KCR, me and present Home Minister Mahmood Ali all put a great effort in Telangana movement, says Srinivas Goud. KCR, with all his people-friendly schemes is actually the god of the State, the minister proclaims.
Senior actor Srikanth revealed that he was shocked after hearing that he has to portray KCR on the big screen. “I had my doubts about the character. Can I do that? Am I suitable for that role? are my first thoughts after hearing Harish’s request. After much pondering I decided to take this challenge.” says the veteran artist. He praised the presence of both Telangana State Minister’s in the pre-release event. He also extended his thankfulness to director Harish, Producer Zakir Usman and all the co-actors for the wonderful movie.
People’s Star R. Narayana Murthy said the title alone can be considered as a good sign for the movie. He also exclaimed that Harish is a talented director and wished that Harish will make a good name with this film. Srikanth’s acting is flawless, extolled the senior actor.
Movie producer Zakir Usman said, KCR won the Telangana with utmost effort. And he proclaims that he is so happy for making a biographical movie about KCR. Director Vadatya Harish said that he felt very lucky to be able made such a movie. He also thanked Zakir Usman for giving him courage. He extended his gratitude to his entire team for their efforts in making this movie well-framed. Music Director Nandan Bobbili, Hero Jishan Usman(debut), Max Lab CEO Mohammad Intehaz Ahmad, line producer Mohamood Khan and others also wished best of luck to the movie team.