Written and directed by Sushanth Reddy, Dear Megha is the Telugu remake of the Kannada film Dia
Last Updated: 05.31 PM, Mar 26, 2023
Kannada film Dia (streaming on Amazon Prime Video) was a washout at the theatres but gained cult status among viewers across the country upon its digital release. While the Telugu dubbed version of the romantic triangle released directly on Youtube, the film was simultaneously remade in Telugu as Dear Megha. The film was written and directed by first-time director Sushanth Reddy.
Thrigun (earlier known as Arun Adith), Megha Akash and Arjun Somayajula played the lead roles in the film that released in theatres on September 3. The film produced by Arjun Dasyan under Vedaansh Creative Works didn’t receive favourable reviews upon its theatrical release and met with a moderate response at the ticket window as well.
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The Eenadu group bagged its theatrical and digital rights. While the film premiered on television (ETV) recently, Dear Megha is gearing up for its OTT premiere on ETV Win. The romance drama will land on the streamer on March 29, nearly 18 months after its theatrical release. Pavitra Lokesh and Ananda Chakrapani too essayed important roles in the film.
The story revolves around Megha, who takes three years to confess her love for Arjun but he dies in a tragic accident. Much to her shock, when she starts life on a new slate with Aadi, she realises that Arjun is still alive. Whom will she root for? Hari Gowra scored the music for the film which has cinematography by I Andrew. P S Varma was the art director of the project.
The shoot of Dear Megha commenced in December 2020. Several crucial sequences of the romance were filmed in Mumbai, Goa and select locations in Telugu states. The filming was wrapped within a month’s time. Pavitra Lokesh reprised the role of the male protagonist’s mother from the Kannada version. Thrigun and Megha Akash were later seen in another film in 2023 titled Prema Desam.