Directed by Srikanth G Reddy, the film produced by Mourya Siddavaram also stars Brahmaji, Harsha Chemudu, Riya Suman
Last Updated: 04.49 AM, Feb 15, 2023
Telugu films are conventionally known to celebrate hyper masculinity on the screen while glorifying its male protagonists as if they were the saviours of human race who can do no wrong. For a change, a new film, Men Too, focuses on the other side of the coin while discussing how they need to bear the brunt of patriarchy themselves, dealing with anxiety and pressures from society.
The teaser of Men Too was launched by Sharwanand on Tuesday. The glimpse starts with a claiming that all problems like - mental anxiety, menopause, menstrual cramps - start with ‘men’ and labels them a shameless gender. A group of men later claim to be victims of women and one among them is also fired by a manager on the basis of a female colleague’s complaint.
Brahmaji is seen washing clothes in a sequence, as if it were a punishment, while another woman adds that the majority of villains in films are men, which says a thing or two about their gender. The men are later seen having fun in a bar and the teaser ends with three characters enjoying a pristine landscape, indicating that the place is serene because it doesn’t have women.
Directed by Srikanth G Reddy, the film stars Naresh Agastya, Brahmaji, Harsha Chemudu, Sudharshan, Riya Suman, Priyanka Sharma, Mourya Siddavaram, Kaushik Ghantasala, Ashritha, Karthik Adusumilli in key roles. Produced by Mourya Siddavaram under Lantern Creative Works, the film has music by Elisha Praveen G and Osho Venkat. PC Mouli has cranked the camera for the project.
Rakendu Mouli has written the dialogues besides the lyrics for Men Too, whose crew comprises editor Karthik Vunnava, art director Chandra Mouli Eathalapaka and costume designer Srihitha Kotagiri too. Men Too is expected to release in March. One hopes the hilarity in the film is balanced by its sensitive depiction of problems ailing both genders.