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Nagesh Kukunoor: Took inspiration from K Viswanath and Jandhyala to make Good Luck Sakhi

The filmmaker claimed he was proud to be a Hyderabadi and said that Good Luck Sakhi ended a 25-year-long wait to make his first Telugu film

  • Srivathsan Nadadhur

Last Updated: 01.58 AM, Jan 27, 2022

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Nagesh Kukunoor: Took inspiration from K Viswanath and Jandhyala to make Good Luck Sakhi
Nagesh Kukunoor

Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor is making his first Telugu film in an illustrous career spanning over two decades with Good Luck Sakhi and we couldn't have been more excited about it. Right from the star cast comprising Keerthy Suresh, Aadhi Pinisetty, Rahul Ramakrishna and Jagapathi Babu to his association with a mainstream cinema composer like Devi Sri Prasad, there are several reasons why the film warrants your interest. The icing on the cake is the fact that he's dealing with a sports comedy, a genre that's quite new to Telugu film audiences.

At Good Luck Sakhi's pre-release event, the director told, "I am a Telugu man too and in fact, quite proud to be a Hyderabadi. It took almost 25 years after Hyderabad Blues to make my first full-fledged Telugu film Good Luck Sakhi. Honestly, there was only one reason I did the film, it was Keerthy Suresh. The producer Sudheer had told me that she immensely liked one of my scripts and asked if I wanted to direct it. There were no second thoughts and it was an absolute pleasure to work with her."

On his shoot experiences with the team and his inpiration behind the film, Nagesh said, "As the title says, I wish good luck to all of us and I throughly enjoyed working on the film, be it Jagapathi Babu, Aadhi Pinisetty. The real mad-man I had great fun to associate with, was Devi Sri Prasad. COVID-19 allowed us to interact only for some time; he's something else as a person. The film is an interesting blend of inspirational tale and entertainment, I've taken inspiration from both K Viswanath and Jandhyala for it."

Good Luck Sakhi is hitting theatres on January 28. Top notch technicians have worked on the film, be it editor Sreekar Prasad or cinematographer Chirantan Das. It is one among the first Indian sports films to deal with shooting as a backdrop.

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