If all goes well, Megastar Chiranjeevi will be playing revolutionary leader Uyyalavada Narasimha Reddy in his much-awaited 150th film. Narasimha Reddy, who was a freedom fighter from Kurnool district of Rayalaseema, had worked against then British regime in India. He revolted against British empire with an army of 2000 locales from 66 villages across Kurnool, Kadapa, Anantapur and Bellary then, but unfortunately he falled prey to Britons due to “back-stabbers”, “dis-loyalists”. He got caught to Britishers, thus got hanged. Yet his revolutionary stint has been much-talked about even today.
Tipped to be patriotic period drama, director VV Vinayak, who earlier made Tagore with Chiru in 2003, is likely to wield the megaphone. Ram Charan is producing the film. The other technicians have been finalized. Efforts are in place to launch the film on Chiru’s birthday- August 22. Meanwhile, Chiru is flooded with many other offers from directors like Mani Ratnam. Chiru’s last film as protagonist was Shankar Dada Zindabad in 2007 although he did a cameo alongside Ram Charan in Rajamouli’s Magadheera in 2009. After five years, Chiru is set for grand celluloid comeback as the curtains came down on his political career with poll drubbing of Congress.