The director says Saindhav is his career-best film and expresses confidence about its box office prospects
When five films announced their theatrical release for Sankranthi 2024, there was anxiety within the industry around how all films may eat into each other’s collections during the festival season and may not get enough screen count. With Eagle opting for a February 9 release at the last minute, movie lovers and the fraternity heaved a sigh of relief, welcoming the four-way clash.
While the buzz around Saindhav was low till the last week, the game-changing trailer has now set the record straight, winning praise from Venkatesh fans and action junkies alike. The director Sailesh Kolanu has been aggressively promoting the film across multiple mediums, expressing his confidence about its box office prospects and how his admiration for Venkatesh grew further during the making.
Earlier today, the director shared a post on Twitter, revealing his mechanism to cope up with the pre-release stress around the film. “Release tension ochinappudalla I just sing Bujjikondave to calm down. I am confident you all will like the film. See you in the theatres on Jan 13th,” he wrote, sharing a video where’s singing the opening lines of the film’s song Bujjikondave at a studio.
The director, who’s a medico by qualification, proves that he’s a decent singer with the surprise post. For the unversed, Bujjikondave is an emotional song from Saindhav, sung by SP Charan, which has lyrics by Ramajogaiah Sastry. Santhosh Narayanan has composed the music for the film. The composer had also worked with Venkatesh previously for his sports drama Guru.
Baby Sara, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Arya, Shraddha Srinath, Ruhani Sharma, Andrea Jeremiah also play crucial roles in Saindhav. After its release, director Sailesh Kolanu will be working on two films produced by Dil Raju and S Naga Vamsi (of Sithara Entertainments). He’ll later move onto Hit 3, the third instalment of the crime-thriller franchise, which will be headlined and produced by Nani.