The show, written by Sheik Dawood and directed by Sanjeev Reddy, streams on ZEE5 this weekend
Last Updated: 08.13 AM, Nov 14, 2022
Raj Tarun, whose career gained steeam with his popularity in short films before he made a mark in feature films, is returning to his first love - the digital space with his OTT debut Aha Na Pellanta, to stream on November 17. Shivani Rajashekar, who's not new to the streaming world either with releases like Anbarivu, Adbhutham, plays the female lead in the show directed by Sanjeev Reddy. The filmmaker is best known for his works like Login, ABCD and he helms a story written by Sheik Dawood.
The story of Aha Na Pellanta revolves around Seenu (Raj Tarun). His father Narayana (Harshavardhan) hopes for his son to turn into a cricketer. Instead, he becomes a physio and leads a happy, contented life. When Seenu's parents decide to get him married, there's trouble as the prospective bride elopes with her lover hours before tying the knot. A distraught Seenu soon gets to meet a modern-day, independent woman Maha (Shivani Rajashekar).
Love is in the air as Seenu and Maha are interested in one another. Maha raises several eyebrows of her near and dear owing to her uncoventional decisions. Just when the going seems smooth, a man commits suicide under Seenu's name and he lands in trouble as a result. How does it affect the love life of Seenu and Maha? There are goons, there's action, a few misunderstandings and chases. Where's Seenu's life headed? The trailer promises a wholesome entertaining fare.
"I am very happy to make my streaming debut with Aha Na Pellanta and associate with ZEE5 and Tamada Media. The show offered a great learning opportunity with the likes of Harshavardhan garu. You'll enjoy the timing of Bhadram, Ravi and Trishool. For the first time in my life, I felt insecure about someone's talent and I wondered if I'd able to match up to Shivani's performance. She's a terrific actor. Sanjeev Reddy ensured a very comfortable ambience on sets. I request audiences to not encourage piracy and watch the show only on ZEE5," Raj Tarun shared at the trailer launch.
"Aha Na Pellanta is my debut web show and it's wonderful to be sharing space with Raj Tarun. He isn't only a fine actor but a dear friend and a darling too. I'd been waiting to work with hinm for long. I feel blessed to be part of a fun show. I said yes to the show immediately after Sheik Dawood and Sanjeev garu narrated it to me. The set had the vibe of a wedding and the shoot was more like a party. I thank audiences for the response to the promos. It's a show that'll bring a smile to your face," Shivani Rajashekar added.
There are huge list of supporting actors set to make a mark in Aha Na Pellanta, including Harsha Vardhan, Amani, Posani Murali Krishna, Mohammad Ali Baig, Vadlamani Srinivas, Raghu Karumanchi, Madhu Nandan, Dipali Sharma, Kritika Singh, Thagubothu Ramesh, Getup Srinu, Bhadram, Rajkumar Kasireddy, Ravi Siva Teja, Trishool Jeethuri, Dorabbu, Warangal Vandana and Rakesh Rachakonda. Produced by Surya Rahul Tamada and Saideep Reddy Borra, Aha Na Pellanta has music by Judah Sandhy and Pavan.
The trailer and two songs from the show, including the title track and another number Hello Hello, released to encouraging feedback from music buffs. The show spans eight episodes and assures viewers a rollercoaster ride of emotions, laughter, action and drama. Nagesh Bannell and Ashkar Ali are the cinematographers for Aha Na Pellanta, while it's edited by Madhu Reddi and has dialogues by Kalyan Raghav. Divya Reddy and PS Varma are the production designer and the art director respectively. Lanka Santoshi is the costume designer.