Gully Rowdy, starring Sundeep Kishan, Neha Shetty, Vennela Kishore, Rajendra Prasad, and Posani Krishna Murali hits theatres on September 17
The pandemic hasn't done much to curb the enthusiasm of actor, producer Sundeep Kishan in 2021. While his first release was the hockey-based sports drama A1 Express (that he acted in and also produced), he was seen in the anthology Kasada Thapara on SonyLIV. His production, Vivaha Bhojanambu, marking the debut of comedian Satya Akkala as a lead actor, too released on the same OTT platform and opened to positive responses all around. He isn't done with this year yet. His next film, Gully Rowdy, a comic caper, directed by G Nageswara Reddy, where he plays a third-generation rowdy in his family (yes, you heard it right) is getting ready to hit theatres on September 17. In a chat with OTTplay, Sundeep elaborated on what could audiences expect from him in the film.
"Gully Rowdy is a proper masala entertainer. It has songs, romance, comedy and action with entertainment in abundance. The story revolves around a lazy, disinterested rowdy who had to take up a job for the first time in his life and ends up falling in love with a girl. It is meant to be a full-on mass entertainer," he says. The trailer of the film, where he features alongside Viva Harsha, Vennela Kishore, Rajendra Prasad, Neha Shetty and Posani Krishna Murali, promises nothing short of a laughter fest with a dose of action for audiences. Bobby Simha plays a fierce, no-nonsense cop in the same.
Sundeep Kishan further adds, "Many times, people keep asking me how is a particular film different from the other releases out there. This film is not about being different. There's a purpose to every film; this film follows a particular palette and a template. It's just made for you to enjoy as an audience. I really enjoy such films as a viewer too. I thoroughly enjoyed something like Krack in the theatres and Gully Rowdy too is meant for the big screen." Reportedly, the makers, MVV Entertainments, were approached to release the film directly on OTT.
"We got a lot of offers from OTT platforms, but we weren't interested because this is a genre best-relished in the film halls," he quips. There's a hilarious one-liner in one of the film's promos where Sundeep's character claims to be a product of nepotism (his ancestors are goons too). Sundeep reiterates, "The joke is in place only for people to laugh and not to ignite any other thought. This is not a film where preach about being good or doing good; entertainment is the only criterion. It is a wacky script presented in Kona Venkat garu and G Nageswara Reddy's style. You're in for a crazy, enjoyable ride ahead."