The film, adapted and directed by Mohan Raja, is the Telugu remake of the Malayalam hit Lucifer
Last Updated: 09.43 AM, Nov 02, 2022
Godfather, the Telugu remake of Malayalam blockbuster Lucifer, starring Chiranjeevi, Salman Khan, Nayanthara and Satyadev Kancharana released in theatres on October 5. The film is directed by Mohan Raja, who has also come up with the screenplay. The political drama, jointly produced by NV Prasad and RB Chowdary under SuperGood Films and Konidela Productions, has music by S Thaman. Lakshmi Bhupal had written the dialogues for the film presented Chiranjeevi's better half Konidela Surekha.
The story takes off with the death of PKR, a political veteran and the CM of the State, who passes away under mysterious circumstances. Even before he is laid to rest, home minister Varma pitches himself as the former’s successor and the next CM. PKR’s daughter Satya Priya distances herself from the political turmoil but her husband Jaidev has other ideas. PKR’s stepson Brahma, however, arrives on time, to take charge of the situation and sustain his father's legacy.
Netflix has acquired the post-theatrical streaming rights of Godfather. The film will drop on the OTT platform on November 19. Upon its theatrical release, the film garnered good reviews and favourable response from viewers and is well on its course to be a profitable venture for the producers. In the promotional event, Chiranjeevi had claimed that it was Ram Charan who suggested him to take up the remake of Lucifer.
Suresh Selvarajan is the art director while Nirav Shah had cranked the camera. The film's story was originally written by Murali Gopy and directed by Prithviraj Sukumaran. Sarvadaman Banerjee, Tanya Ravichandran, Sunil, Brahmaji, Shafi, Divi Vadthya, Murali Sharma, Kasthuri and Sayaji Shinde too played key roles in the film. VV Vinayak and Sujeeth were among the top contenders to direct Godfather but upon the suggestion of producer NV Prasad, Mohan Raja had come on board and made changes to the script.
Summing up the film's verdict for OTTplay, the critic, while talking about the film, said, "Chiranjeevi purely enjoys being at the centre stage and lets his ‘fanboy’ director and composer S Thaman do the heavy lifting. All that Chiranjeevi needs to deliver is an impactful stare or a stylishly come out of a car donning a kurta without straining his vocal cords much - the slow motion shots, the lighting and the background score take over from there."