Sri Krishna Creations head Gouri Krishna, who brought sensational film ‘Killing Veerappan’ directed by sensational director Ram Gopal Varma to the Telugu audience, is bringing Vishal’s ‘Kathakali’ to Telugu audience on March 18. Mass Hero Vishal, who carved a special mass image for himself by scoring consecutive commercial successes with the films like ‘Pandem Kodi’, ‘Pogaru’, ‘Bharani’, ‘Pooja’, ‘Maga Maharaju’ and ‘Jayasurya’, is coming to the audience with another mass entertainer ‘Kathakali’. Hero Vishal is producing the film on his own banner Vishal Film Factory under Pandiraj’s direction.
On the eve of film’s release, Sri Krishna Creations banner head Gouri Krishna said, “Mass hero Vishal has good following in Telugu. Vishal, who has already impressed Telugu audience with every film as mass and action hero, is now coming with ‘Kathakali’. It has already became big hit and created sensation in Tamil. With the confidence on the film which was made lavishly with action episodes and different story and screenplay, will become big hit in Telugu also, we have decided to release the film on March 18 in Andhra and Telangana regions from our banner. Vishal’s performance is the highlight of the film. I’m sure ‘Kathakali’ will stand out as yet another wonderful hit in Vishal’s career, will impress the Telugu audience for sure.”
‘Kathakali’ will entertain Telugu audience as different commercial film:
Hero and producer Vishal said, “Telugu audience are showering love on me starting from ‘Pandem Kodi’ till today. Now I’m coming with ’Kathakali’. Audience will be immensely impressed with this good story, suspense and trilling fights. It’s a different genre film which I have touched so far. Director Pandiraj has crafted this murder mystery which happence in a single day very innovatively. ‘Kathakali’ will entertain Telugu audience as different commercial film. Sashank Vennelakanti has penned excellent dialogues. Director Pandiraj, who crafted films with children subjects, is the national award winner. He has crafted a different genre film for the first time. Excelent story and gripping screenplay are the heart and soul of this film. I was very excited when Pandiraj first explained the storyto me. We were very confident that the story which has universal appeal will impress everyone for sure. The tremendous openings and super hit talk has made my proved my instinct. Pandiraj has extracted extraordinary performances from the cast. For these thrillers music plays a vital role and Hiphop Tamizha’s music was up to it. I’m extremely confident that Telugu audience will once again bless me with the success.”
Director Pandiraj said, “It’s an action thriller. ‘Kathakali’ was made based on the real incident that happened in my friend’s life. A murder happens in an unusual circumstances. Who is responsible for that and what are the consequences makes the story. The film runs in a suspense mode from starting till end. Vishal’s performance stood as highlight for the film. Hiphop Tamizha has given extraordinary re-recording. Heroine Catherine’s glamour and performance are the added attraction to the film. Catherine’s glamour and performance will caught much attention from audience. The film earned good name to me in Tamil. Vishal has good following in Telugu. I’m confident that the film which became big hit in Tamil will become big hit in Telugu as well.”
Cast and crew:
Vishal, Catherine Tresa and Regina Cassandra are the lead cast. Nassar, Karunas, Satru, Suri, Srijith Ravi, Pawan, Mime Gopi and Madhusudan Rao and some others are part of the film.
Cinematography: Balasubramanyam; Music: Hiphop Tamizha; Editing: Pradeep E Raghav; Fights: Anal Arasu; Dialogues: Sashank Vennelakanti; Lyrics: Vennelakanti and Bhuvana Chandra; Producer: Vishal; Director: Pandiraj