Sujana Rao’s Gamanam had starred Shiva Kandukuri, Priyanka Jawalkar, Shriya Saran and Nithya Menen in key roles
Last Updated: 02.45 AM, Jun 06, 2022
Sujana Rao, director and daughter of politician Gottimukkala Padma Rao, made her directorial debut with the critically acclaimed film Gamanam the previous year, a film produced by noted cinematographer VS Gnanashekar. Gamanam was an anthology film that featured Shiva Kandukuri, Priyanka Jawalkar, Shriya Saran, Charu Hasan and Nithya Menen in key roles.
Now, the director-producer duo is set to reunite for another film. Alike Gamanam, the cinematographer will bankroll his second feature film under Kali Productions. The film, which is expected to go on floors soon, will be formally launched in the coming weeks. The cast, crew and other details will be announced shortly.
VS Gnanashekar, a regular collaborator with filmmaker Krish for films like Manikarnika, Kanche, Gauthamiputra Satakarni, is currently working on Pawan Kalyan’s Hari Hara Veera Mallu, also directed by the latter. In an earlier interaction with OTTplay.com, all that Sujana Rao said about her upcoming film, “Beyond the cast, crew or the genre of a film, all I want to tell is a good story.”
Gamanam, which had dialogues by noted writer Sai Madhav Burra, was in the news for its music by Ilaiyaraaja. The Telugu version hit theatres on December 10 while it was dubbed in other languages too and had their OTT premiere on Amazon Prime Video earlier. Sujana Rao’s father Gottimukkala Padma Rao was also a producer - having backed films like Joker, April 1 Vidudala.