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Rana Daggubati's 'Aranya' locks Sankranthi for release


'Aranya' ('Haathi Mere Saathi' in Hindi) has got a new release date. Months after its theatrical release was stalled in April due to the pandemic, it is now heading to release for Sankranthi (that is, January 2021).

The plan is to release it simultaneously in Telugu, Hindi and Tamil. Prabhu Solomon has directed the drama. “As we fight together against the deadly pandemic, we must look to our forests for inspiration - The lungs of our planet that have long battled a growing pandemic of deforestation & industrialization! This Sankranti 2021, let's save them with #Aranya at a theatre near you!” the makers said on Wednesday, releasing a motion poster featuring the lead man and Tamil actor Vishnu Vishal.

With Zoya Hussain and Shriya Pilgaonkar in other key roles, the film has music and cinematography by Shantanu Moitra and AR Ashok Kumar, respectively.

Dialogues and lyrics are by Vanamaali. Sound Design is by Resul Pookutty, who is also working on Prabhas' 'Radhe Shyam'. Editing is by BuVan. Production Design is by Mayur Sharma. Costumes are by Kirti kolwankar and Maria Tharakan. Action scenes are by ‘Stunner’ Sam and Stun Siva. VFX is by Phantom FX and White Apple.