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First Day First Show on aha: Relive the frenzy around Pawan Kalyan’s Kushi on OTT

The film starring Srikanth Reddy and Sanchita Bashu is directed by Lakshmi Narayana P and Vamshidhar Goud

First Day First Show on aha: Relive the frenzy around Pawan Kalyan’s Kushi on OTT
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  • Srivathsan Nadadhur

Last Updated: 06.58 AM, Sep 20, 2022

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Kushi was a career-defining film for its lead star Pawan Kalyan. His stardom skyrocketed to a different level upon its success in 20o1 and many of his loyal fans still believe it’s the best film in his career by all means. No debates on that at all from our end. What if a film made an effort to capture the frenzy and hype around Kushi two decades ago?

First Day First Show is that film telling a story through the eyes of a diehard Pawan Kalyan who’s desperate to watch Kushi, first day-first show in Narayankhed (in united Andhra Pradesh). The film starring Srikanth Reddy, Sanchita Bashu in lead roles was jointly directed by Lakshmi Narayana P and Vamshidhar Goud. After its theatrical run, the film is now coming to OTT.

Telugu OTT platform aha has acquired the streaming rights of First Day First Show and has announced that the film would premiere on September 23. Ahead of its digital release, aha launched a special trailer of the film. The trailer takes us through the protagonist’s village where everyone is in awe of Pawan Kalyan and showcases their efforts to watch Kushi on the first day come what may.

An amusing scene in the trailer has a youngster singing a number from Pawan Kalyan’s Badri at the funeral of an elderly man. Vennela Kishore is cast as an eccentric fanboy who arranges tickets for Kushi for one and all through his influence. Tanikella Bharani, Srinivas Reddy, Mahesh Achanta, Prabhas Sreenu, Gangavva, CVL Narasimha Rao, Vamshidhar Goud and Sai Charan Bojja play supporting roles in the film.

Srija Edida, the granddaughter of Poornodaya Pictures founder Edida Nageswara Rao, has bankrolled the film under Srija Entertainments in collaboration with Mitravinda Movies. Radhan has scored the music for the film with Prasanth Ankireddy cranking the camera. Madhav is the editor. Jathi Ratnalu filmmaker KV Anudeep penned with the story and co-wrote the screenplay, dialogues too.

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