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Rules Ranjann: Not Kiran Abbavaram but this hattrick star was the first choice for the film

The film also starring Neha Sshetty is written and directed by Rathinam Krishna

Rules Ranjann: Not Kiran Abbavaram but this hattrick star was the first choice for the film
Rathinam Krishna on Kiran Abbavaram

Last Updated: 02.26 AM, Oct 06, 2023


Director Rathinam Krishna (better known as Jothi Krishna), who made his debut with Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu and followed it up with an action saga Oxygen later, is wielding the megaphone again. His comeback film Rules Ranjann is all set to hit screens worldwide today. Kiran Abbavaram, Neha Sshetty essay the lead roles in the comedy entertainer produced by Divyang Lavania and Murali Krishnaa Vemuri.

Ahead of the film’s release in theatres across the globe, the storyteller made a surprising revelation in a media interaction. He stated that Kiran Abbavaram wasn’t the first choice for Rules Ranjann. The director revealed he was bowled over by Naveen Polishetty’s performance in the comic caper Jathi Ratnalu and really tried hard to rope him in for this film. The effort was in vain.


“Rules Ranjann is a film that’ll suit Naveen Polishetty to the T. I kept waiting for him for a long time and I’m unsure even if he is even aware of it,” the filmmaker said. At the same time, SR Kalyana Mandapam had released in theatres and was a surprise hit. His friends suggested he approach Kiran Abbavaram and a meeting was arranged. Despite initial hesitation, he reportedly listened to the script patiently.

Over the narration, Rathinam understood that the story struck a chord with Kiran and the idea was developed into a full-fledged script. He insisted screenplay is the biggest strength of Rules Ranjann and a perfect entertainer. If the first half is meant to impress the class audience, the post-intermission segment is meant for the masses.

After the result of Oxygen, the director was naturally dejected and started working on Rules Ranjann, presuming it would be his last film. The failure of Oxygen, a blend of a social message, drama and action, taught him an important lesson; entertainment was his sole priority this time. Will his attempt pay off? We’ll know in a few hours from now.

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