The Sudheer Varma directorial, jointly produced by Suresh Productions, Guru Films and Kross Pictures, is set to hit theatres next month
Last Updated: 11.19 AM, Aug 16, 2022
Leading Telugu production house Suresh Productions had lined up many of their productions for a direct-to-OTT release in the recent past after Narappa and Drushyam 2 but looks like, there has been a change of plan in their camp. Virata Parvam came out of the direct OTT premiere plan on Netflix and hit theatres in June. Another production from the banner, Saakini Daakini, which was planned as a Netflix release, has revised its deal with the platform and now make it to the screens on September 16.
Saakini Daakini is a remake of the Korean film Midnight Returns, starring Regina Cassandra, Nivetha Thomas in the lead, who reprise roles originally played by a male-led cast in the original. The film is directed by Sudheer Varma and is joint collaboration between Suresh Productions, Guru Films and Kross Pictures, produced by Suresh Babu, Sunitha Tati and Hyunwoo Thomas Kim. Akshay Poolla has worked on the adaptation and dialogues.
In the release date poster released by the makers today, Regina and Nivetha offer an intense stare as if they ‘mean business’. There are horns attached to the film’s title font, throwing hint on the wild ride one could expect it to be. The team is confident that the story of Midnight Runners will strike a chord with Telugu audiences. Richard Prasad cranks the camera for the film with Naresh Kumaran and Mikey McCleary handling the music. Viplav Nyshadam is the editor.
Yuvraj Karthikeyan, Vamsi Bandaru, Steven Nam are the co-producers of the film while Vijay Shankar Donkada is the executive producer and Gandhi Nadikudikar is the art director respectively. Nivetha Thomas was last seen in Vakeel Saab, the Telugu remake of Pink alongside Pawan Kalyan, Anjali, Ananya Nagalla and others. Regina Cassandra’s last Teluguu release on OTT was Anya’s Tutorial, a horror web show for aha that earned her good responses.