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Not much 'luck' with Keerthy Suresh's Good Luck Sakhi and its release

The film, also starring Aadhi Pinisetty, Jagapathi Babu faced frequent delays with its shoot and now its woes continue with the release too

  • Srivathsan Nadadhur

  • OTTplay

Last Updated: 06.55 AM, Dec 28, 2021

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A still from Good Luck Sakhi

There was a lot of excitement in the air when the news was out that filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor would be making his Telugu debut with a sports comedy featuring Keerthy Suresh, Rahul Ramakrishna, Aadhi Pinisetty and Jagapathi Babu in lead roles. The presence of composer Devi Sri Prasad was just the icing on the cake. Eventually titled Good Luck Sakhi, the team swung into action mode soon and the entire vibe around the film looked promising, from its cast, crew and the story about an underdog shooter from a marginalised community. However, the problems just had begun from there.

After a major chunk of the film was completed, the shoot came to a grinding halt when the producers changed and it took forever, in February 2021, for it to wrap up filming, owing to the pandemic and other financial issues. It's believed that not many actors were even paid for the film too. The second wave of the pandemic had yet again altered their theatrical release plans and the makers came perilously close to releasing Good Luck Sakhi on OTT. Many in fact believed that wasn't a bad decision at all. 

Yet, buoyed by the optimism surrounding the reopening of theatres in Telugu states and a good chunk of the population getting vaccinated, Good Luck Sakhi was back in the news for its move for a theatrical release on November 26. The makers had even released a couple of songs that captured the imagination of music lovers. The release dates kept changing for reasons best known to the team - from December 10 to December 31 and the absence of any promotional activity in the lead up to it left many shocked. Now, even the December 31 release doesn't look certain.

Incidentally, Good Luck Sakhi revolves around a rural girl, whose presence is believed to invite bad luck into the lives of the villagers. Has it rubbed onto the film too? The director Nagesh Kukunoor has moved onto other projects many months ago, so have the likes of Keerthy, Aadhi and Jagapathi Babu. With the increasing anxiety about the Omicron situation in India, would an OTT release be ideal for Good Luck Sakhi? Stay tuned to this space for new developments.

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