The film is directed by Krish Jagarlamudi and is based on an award-winning Telugu novel of the same name
There are very few contemporary filmmakers in Telugu cinema who understand Telugu roots, literature and history, as well as Krish Jagarlamudi. When someone of his calibre sets out to adapt an award-winning Telugu novel like Konda Polam for the big screen, it's only natural to be excited. The film, also titled Konda Polam, stars Panja Vaisshnav Tej, Rakul Preet Singh, Sai Chand, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Hema and Ravi Prakash in key roles and is slated to hit theatres ahead of the festival season on October 8. The much-anticipated trailer of the film was unveiled today.
The film traces the plight of a youngster, Kataru Ravindra Yadav, belonging to a family of shepherds residing near the Nallamalla forest region, He fails to grab a job in the city despite repeated attempts. He is unsure of his identity and larger purpose to his life when he's advised to go forest grazing along with his father. Ravindra isn't in his comfort zone but refuses to give up on the task at hand. He soon falls in love with a young village belle Obulamma. Later, he needs to confront a tiger that threatens the survival of his herds and the workers in the region.
Konda Polam's ensemble cast is one of its primary strengths, each of the actors fit the bill perfectly for the author-backed roles. Uppena's father-son duo Sai Chand and Vaisshnav Tej are back to sharing screen space again while Rakul Preet looks to have come of age as a performer. VS Gnana Sekhar's cinematography is a visual feast that captures the beauty of the scenic forest region and the world of Ravindra to perfection. The dialogues are sharp, to the point. After Sherni and Puli Murugan, we finally have a Telugu film that traces the relationship between the man and the wild in intricate detail.
The first looks of the lead characters, Kataru Ravindra Yadav and Obulamma, in addition to a song (Obulamma) were released recently too. The writer of the Telugu novel Sannapureddy Venkatarami Reddy has worked on the film adaptation as well. MS Keeravani, apart from scoring the music, has also penned a song for the film, while the other co-lyricists include Chandrabose and Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry. Y Rajeev Reddy and J Sai Babu have produced Konda Polam. The technical crew comprises editor Shravan Katikaneni, art director Raj Kumar Gibson and choreographer Bhanu.