Chiranjeevi: Syeraa will make the audience feel proud of India
The actor spoke at the pre-release event of Syeraa Narasimha Reddy, directed by Surender Reddy
The pre-release event of Chiranjeevi-starrer Syeraa Narasimha Reddy happened yesterday at LB stadium. Syeraa is Chiranjeevi's first historical film in his career spanning four decades, so recalling his journey in cinema was one of the main agendas of the evening. The intermittent heavy showers couldn't stop the euphoria that swept across the crowd and the hall was filled with stars across the industries.
Addressing the huge gathering, Chiranjeevi stated that the success of director SS Rajamouli's Baahubali franchise has changed the perspective of regional filmmakers. "The epic success of Baahubali has brought a new identity to Telugu cinema on the national and international stage and it gave us the confidence to release Syeraa across India. With Baahubali, Rajamouli has proved that our films can recover huge investments and also make good profits if we encapsulate them with emotions, drama and memorable cinematic experience. A few decades ago, Shankarabharam brought accolades to Telugu cinema and increased respect on our filmmakers. And in present times, Baahubali has redefined those moments," said Chiru.
He added that Syeraa has fulfilled his long-time wish of playing a freedom fighter. "I have contemplated playing Bhagat Singh and several other roles, but it was only after Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao garu narrated the engrossing story of polygar Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, I became fascinated to do Syeraa. There is little information available on him and we went by folklores and some stories available in the Rayalaseema districts," the Megastar added.
Chiru revealed that it was Ram Charan, who came forward to take the risk of bankrolling this film on a lavish budget. "Charan facilitated everything asked by our director Surender Reddy. Right from roping the biggest stars of the country like Amitabh Bachchan, Vijay Sethupathi, Sudeep and Jagapathi Babu to spending Rs 75 crores for the 45-day long climax war sequence in Georgia to running a 1500 member-unit daily, Charan has ensured that Syeraa is a worthy film in all aspects. The film will invoke the patriotic spirit in youth and make them proud of our country," said Chiranjeevi.
Director SS Rajamouli, the chief guest at the event released the title song of Syeraa Narasimha Reddy, sung by Sunidhi Chauhan and Shreya Ghoshal. Pawan Kalyan, who also graced the event garnered the loudest applause among the guests.
Also starring Tamannaah, Niharika Konidela, Ravi Kishan and Anushka Shetty, Syeraa Narasimha Reddy is slated to hit the screens worldwide release in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi on October 2. The film has music by Amit Trivedi and background score by Julius Packiam.