The film is directed by Gowri Ronanki and produced by Madhavi Kovelamudi, Shobhu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni
Pelli SandaD, the sequel to veteran filmmaker K Raghavendra Rao's hit family entertainer Pelli Sandadi, is gearing up for a theatrical release soon. The film directed by Gowri Ronaki marks the debut of Roshann, actor Srikanth's son, as a lead, who's paired alongside Sree Leela. K Raghavendra Rao, who's acting in the film, is supervising the project as well. Pelli SandaD is jointly produced by Madhavi Kovelamudi, Shobhu Yarlagadda, and Prasad Devineni under Rk Film Associates and Arka Media Works. The film's trailer was launched by actor Mahesh Babu on Wednesday.
The supposed sequel to the 1996-release, going by the trailer, only manages to look like a glass of old wine in a new bottle. It has the same 'giant' families, marriage songs, slapstick jokes, escapist dance numbers, comical sidekicks, and there's nothing in it that makes this seem like an upgrade to the original. Many friends and relatives come together for a wedding, love blossoms between the two protagonists and the male lead needs to win over his damsel in distress. There's zilch chemistry between the lead pair, their romantic sequences are awkwardly filmed, the tone is loud and the dialogue delivery, absurd.
There's a sequence featuring Rajendra Prasad in the trailer that takes a dig at the Akkinenis for being named after 'Naga'. If at all there's some respite, it comes in the form of a brief glimpse of the number Nuvvante Naaku. Will MM Keeravani's music do the trick? This ends with K Raghavendra Rao playing a basketball game with a group of youngsters and appearing alongside Roshann. Pelli SandaD has an ensemble cast comprising names like Jhansi, Rao Ramesh, Hema, Posani Krishna Murali, Prakash Raj, Vennela Kishore, and Shakalaka Shankar.
Sreedhar Seepana has penned the dialogues for Pelli SandaD, while Shivashakthi Datta and Chandrabose have contributed the lyrics for the album. The technical crew also includes cinematographer Sunil Kumar Nama, editor Tammiraju, art director Kiran Kumar Manne, dance choreographer Vj Shekhar and stunt director Venkat. The film's release date will be announced shortly.