The release of Venkatesh and Naga Chaitanya starrer Venky Mama has been rescheduled, report sources. The film was touted to hit the marquee on October 4 to coincide with the Dusshera festival but its release has been postponed to November. The reason cited for this change in the release schedule is because Chiranjeeviâ€™s Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy is also gearing up for release around the same time.
Sye Raa, which has Chiru in the titular role, is being bankrolled by Ram Charan Teja under his home banner Konidela Production Company on a budget of Rs 200 crore. It has a bevy of stars from different film industries including Amitabh Bachchan who will be seen making a guest appearance as Gosayi Venkanna. The others in the star cast are Vijay Sethupathi, Nayanthara, Tamannaah, Anushka Shetty, Jagapathi Babu, Kiccha Sudeep, Pragya Jaiswal and Brahmaji. It is a trilingual that will be released in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. The technical crew of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy includes Amit Trivedi for music with editor Sreekar Prasad in charge of editing and Randy Rathnavelu handling the camera.
On the other hand, Venky Mama is bankrolled jointly by Suresh Productions and Blue Planet Entertainment on a very big budget with Bobby aka KS Ravindra wielding the megaphone. Anup Rubens has been roped in to compose tunes for Venky Mama and Prasad Murella will be cranking the camera. Raashi Khanna and Payal Rajput have been roped in to play the female leads in this flick and will be paired up with Naga Chaitanya and Venkatesh respectively. There are various predictions and theories regarding the film and one is that Venkatesh plays a villager while Naga Chaitanya is an army man who arrives into the village and makes tremendous social reforms. However, there is no clarity on the storyline yet.
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