Currently in the post-production stage, Panne (or Pages) is a female-centred film set in the post-Independence era
Ram Alladi and the poster of his new film Panne
Known for his movies like Ra’s Metanoia and Chiseled, award-winning filmmaker Ram Alladi has pulled the wraps off two new posters of his upcoming project, Panne (aka Pages). Billed as a political fiction drama, Panne is a female-centred film set in the post-Independence era.
Politics and religion are among the major themes of the narrative that will take you back to India under British rule, when villages were burnt to ashes by fanatics. From the embers emerged a few pages that are narrating the tales of freedom struggle in the film. Panne is largely shot at various locations in Hyderabad and Warangal.
The movie features an ensemble cast - including actors Kalpana Tiwari, Pankaj Munshi, Anand Rangarajan, Vijaya Posala, Silpa Das, Prasad Kamalanabhan and Sam Mukherjeerjee. Apart from Hindi and English, the movie makes use of a slew of regional languages like Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam.
Speaking about the film, director-screenwriter Ram said, “Panne intends to take the audience to the heart of social and personal identity, based on an individual’s way of life. The purpose is to help identify the juxtaposition of social and individual freedom. In this film, this is captured and delivered through the journey of a woman, who is trying to trace her grandfather’s empire.” The film is currently in the post-production stage. The nearly two-minute-long teaser shows the protagonist of the film, Tara Das, taking oath as a minister in Independent India.
The filmmaker’s 2020 short Ra - Metanoia is a historical drama film that mixes fictional elements to narrate a story based on Mahatma Gandhi’s life. Chiseled, on the other hand, is a heritage documentary about the magnificent temples, splendid forts and beautiful lakes seen during the reign of Kakatiya Dynasty that ruled most of eastern Deccan region from the 12th Century until the 14th Century.