Directed by Krishna Vamsi, the film is the Telugu remake of Nana Patekar’s Marathi hit Nata Samrat
Last Updated: 11.06 AM, Mar 16, 2023
Director Krishna Vamsi is returning to action after a long sabbatical post the cop drama Nakshatram. His next is Rangamarthanda, the remake of Nana Patekar’s Marathi hit Nata Samrat. The drama, to release in theatres on March 22, features Prakash Raj, Ramya Krishna, Brahmanandam, Anasuya Bharadwaj, Aadarsh Balakrishna, Shivathmika Rajashekar and Rahul Sipligunj in pivotal roles.
Rangamarthanda is produced by Kalipu Madhu and S Venkat Reddy under Raja Shyamala Entertainments and Housefull Movies. Ahead of its release, the production house is organising multiple premieres for the industry and the media over the week to amplify the buzz surrounding the film. Several filmmakers, actors in Telugu cinema are already showering immense praise upon the director.
Leading OTT platform Amazon Prime Video has acquired the post-theatrical streaming rights of Rangamarthanda. The film is expected to land on the streamer a month after its theatrical release, in the second half of April. Popular Telugu production house Mythri Movie Makers have bagged the worldwide distribution rights of the drama and plan to ensure a grand release for Ugadi.
The story of Rangamarthanda revolves around an ageing theatre veteran Raghava Rao, who, after giving up acting on the stage, decides to lead a peaceful life with his wife and two children. However, property disputes arise in the house and the actor is forced to leave his house and faces humiliation later from his daughter as well. What’s in store for Raghava Rao and his better half?
Jayalalitha, Venu Yeldandi, Ali Reza essay other crucial characters in the drama that documents the brutal realities of the regional theatre circuit and generational disconnect in families. Raj K Nalli cranked the camera for the film which has music by Ilaiyaraaja. This was among the last set of films that late lyricist Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry had worked for.