Chiranjeevi: Salaam Venky is an emotionally charged tale of the triumph of human spirit
Chiranjeevi appreciated the film's director Revathy, the cast and crew
Revathy's directorial Salaam Venky starring Kajol and Vishal Jethwa was released in the theatres on Friday. The film is based on a truly incredible story of a mother who fights through every challenge her son's faces and helps him live life to the fullest.
A day after the release, Telugu actor Chiranjeevi, took to his social media handle to extend his warm appreciation to the cast and crew. In a long post, he praised Revathy for "her conviction and brilliance in making Salaam Venky, the true story of a Young Chess player's struggle with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a rare disorder."
He also wrote, "Hearing great things about how the fantastic Kajol, my brother Prakash Raj, Priyamani, Rahul Bose, & the wonderful Vishal Jethwa delivered superb performances. More Power to you Ravathy! You inspire all Directors & Women directors even more with such courageous & relevant stories. Also Congrats to my dear friend Aamir Khan for being a part of this brave attempt."
Chiranjeevi also noted that he once fleetingly met the real-life Venky Lastly, years ago at the Apollo hospital before he succumbed to this disorder. "Heartened to know he was my admirer. Do watch this emotionally charged tale of the triumph of the human spirit," he added.
Salaam Venky is produced by Suuraj Sinngh, Shraddha Agrawal and Varsha Kukreja under the banner BLIVE Productions and RTAKE Studios. While Mithoon is composing the music, the film is shot by Ravi Varman. Sameer Arora has worked on the screenplay and story adaption, while Kausar Munir handled the dialogues and additional screenplay.