The shooting of the Chiranjeevi starrer Sya Raa Narasimha Reddy has been going on at an exclusively erected set in Kokapet near Hyderabad for the past few days. However, the filming has come to a standstill due to heavy rains lashing the area.
According to sources close to the film unit, the filmmakers are unable to continue with the shooting though the artistes and other technicians are making it to the sets every day. Reports say that the team is waiting for the rains to stop before recommencing the shooting.
Director Surendhar Reddy is currently canning a war sequence with Chiru and hundred other artistes and it will be the highlight of the film. The film talks about the Indian independence struggle much before the beginning of the Sepoy Mutiny.
Sye Raa, a biopic on the legendary freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, has mega star Chiranjeevi in the titlular role. The star cast is impressive with Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan doing a guest role and Sudeep, Vijay Sethupathi, Nayanthara, Tammannah, Huma Qureshi, Jagapathi Babu and others in pivotal roles.
The filmâ€™s shooting commenced late last year and is expected to be wrapped up in a couple of months. The film is due for Sankranthi release next year.
Directed by Surendhar Reddy, the film is bankrolled by Ram Charan Teja under his banner Konidela Production Company. A budget of Rs 200 crores has been earmarked for this biopic.
R. Rathnavelu is cranking the camera for this venture with A Sreekar Prasad in charge of editing. It may be mentioned here that when the project was announced it had Oscar winner AR Rahman and Santosh Sivan onboard for music composing and cinematography respectively but they later opted out. There is still no clarity on who is composing the tunes for the film.
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