‘We didn't make Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy for the sake of records’
...says actor-producer Ram Charan on comparisons with Baahubali, and reasons behind making the historical
The trailer of Chiranjeevi-starrer Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy was released by the makers at an event in Hyderabad today. A teaser of the film with actor-turned-politician Pawan Kalyan's voiceover was released a few days ago and the video gave a glimpse of all the principal characters of the film.
The trailer launch was attended by veteran producer Ramesh Prasad, producer Sharrath Marrar, director Surender Reddy, and actor-producer Ram Charan. When asked to compare Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy with the Baahubali franchise, Ram Charan said that they haven't made this film to break records but to fulfil his father (Chiranjeevi)'s long-time dream of working in a historical war drama.
"We have been attempting to make Sye Raa for the last ten years...but it took time for things to fall into place. Producing a pan-Indian film of this magnitude is a difficult job, and I'm glad we made it with passion and respect," said Charan.
Quizzed on why he chose Surender Reddy as the director of this big-budget extravaganza, Charan revealed, "I saw a different dimension in Surender, and thought he had a vision beyond what we see after I worked with him in Dhruva. Watching him from close quarters and spending time with him has increased my belief."
Surender Reddy said a lot of research went into the making of Sye Raa. "I frequented libraries in Chennai to bring the story of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy to the screens. We roped in Amitabh Bachchan because we couldn't think of anyone else to play guru to Chiranjeevi garu."
He also stated that they haven't signed on actors Vijay Sethupathy and Kichcha Sudeep just for their star value. "The requirements of the script drove us to approach them. They all agreed to be a part of this project out of their enthusiasm to work with Chiranjeevi garu and also upon learning about the respect Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy has garnered in history."
Asked if Pawan Kalyan has given voice-over for the teaser alone, Surender Reddy shared, "He will narrate the story of Narasimha Reddy throughout the film."
Also starring Nayanthara, Tamannaah, Ravi Kishan, and Jagapathi Babu, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy will be released in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, and Malayalam on October 2.
Here's the trailer: