Shouryuv directs the film that also stars Shruti Haasan, Kiara Khanna, Angad Bedi
Hi Nanna, Nani’s second release of the year after Dasara, is all set to hit screens worldwide on December 7 in five languages - Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada. Vyra Entertainments produces the film, marking the directorial debut of Shouryuv. Mrunal Thakur plays the female lead in the drama, also featuring Kiara Khanna, Angad Bedi, Jayaram, Priyadarshi in key roles.
The trailer of the film was launched yesterday in the presence of cast, crew and media in Hyderabad. Going by the glimpse, the story revolves around a father, his daughter and the many highs, lows in his love life. Narrated more like a fable, the father finds an innovative way to discuss his past with his daughter through a story. There’s a gentleness and innocence in the storytelling.
There are ultimately two women in the protagonist’s life - Varsha and Yashna. He’s a celebrity photographer by profession. In his younger years, he falls in love with a woman (expected to be Varsha) and they have a child. They eventually part ways (or is there a death?) and he meets Yashna later. While romance is in the air, there’s a conflict. Most likely, the child from his marriage comes in the way of their equation.
The film, besides discussing Nani’s troubled love life, also showcases the lengths to which he goes to protect his daughter. The one-liner in the trailer - ‘there’s one thing common between you and Varsha. Both have left me whenever I had a problem’ - summarises the plot in a nutshell. In typical Kuch Kuch Hota Hai-style, a single father raises a daughter and chances upon love again.
Priyadarshi, who surprised many with his special appearance in Mangalavaaram, too plays a crucial role. Shruti Haasan has an extended cameo in the film. Beautiful cinematography, memorable music, capable cast and a heart-wrenching premise - Hi Nanna has all the makings of a commercial success that cuts across audiences of all age groups. Extra Ordinary Man too releases in the same weekend as Hi Nanna.