The film also starred Naresh Agastya, Satya, Vennela Kishore, Gundu Sudarshan and others
Last Updated: 05.14 AM, Aug 02, 2022
Ritesh Rana, who made a fine directorial debut with the impressive crime comedy Mathu Vadhalara, tested new waters with a surreal comedy, Happy Birthday. The film, that hit theatres recently, starred Lavanya Tripathi, Naresh Agastya, Satya, Vennela Kishore, Vidyullekha Raman and Gundu Sudarshan in important roles. Now, the comedy is gearing up for its OTT premiere on the streaming giant Netflix. Happy Birthday is set to stream on OTT starting August 8.
The film begins with a union minister Ritwik Sodhi introducing a Gun Act, making guns accessible to every citizen nook and corner across the country, resulting in an unprecedented 'gun culture'. A young girl Happy has grand plans to celebrate her birthday with her near and dear. When her plan doesn't go as expexted, she finds her way into a pub and is ultimately kidnapped by a server. Meanwhile, a huge conspiracy is in the works to delve a huge blow to Sodhi.
Happy Birthday is produced by Chiranjeevi (Cherry) and Hemalatha Pedamallu under Clap Entertainment in association with Mythri Movie Makers.Naveen Yereneni, Ravi Shankar Yalamanchili are the presenters. Kaala Bhairava is the composer of the film while Suresh Sarangam is the cinematographer. Ritesh Rana has also written the dialogues, while Narni Srinivas and Shankar Uyyala are the art director and the stunt director respectively. Teja R is the costume designer and Baba Sai is the executive producer.
While talking about the film in an earlier chat, writer-director Ritesh Rana said, "Guns aren't accessible to everyone in this country and it's a big deal to acquire it. We wanted to create a fake world that has no connection with our reality. No Telugu film has been made in this space before. The team used a whole variety of guns in the film of different colours, whatever that was available on rent. Like Rythu Bazaar in our city, we've planned a gun bazaar in the film."