Singer Sunitha’s son Akash Goparaju is paired opposite Bhavana Vazhapandal
Sarkaaru Noukari, a rural drama, marks the acting debut of popular singer Sunitha’s son Akash Goparaju. He is cast opposite upcoming actress Bhavana Vazhapandal (known for Maya Lo and Pellikuturu Party) in the film written, shot and directed by Ganganamoni Shekar (who earlier helmed the anthology Panchatantra Kathalu). K Raghavendra Rao is producing the film under RK Teleshow.
After drawing eyeballs with the recently launched teaser, the makers confirmed the release date of Sarkaaru Noukari this week. The film will hit screens on January 1, 2024. Kickstarting the promotional campaign, the team launched a new single - Nee Pasupu Paadaale. Sandilya Pisapati, also the composer for the film, has crooned the rustic melody alongside Keerthana. Kasarla Shyam is the lyricist.
The song explores the intimacy between a newly wed couple in a village. ‘Nee Pasupu Paadaale Tagili Gadapa Poosena..Nee Yerupu Siggullo Eligi Merisena..’ the melody takes off, as the bride enters her husband’s house and the couple experiences marital bliss. The song unfolds from the the perspective of the male protagonist, who is head over heels in love with his wife and finds various ways to describe her.
The intimate, sensitive cinematography tugs at your heart strings and suggests director Bapu’s influences from films like Muthyala Muggu and Gorantha Deepam. If Keerthana has an instantly appealing voice, there’s a raw appeal to Sandilya’s rendition as well. The tale revolves around the highs and lows in the life of a government job holder and the troubles he faces from villagers.
Ramya Ponduri, Tanikella Bharani, Sudhakar Reddy, Sammeta Gandhi, Mani Chandana and Satya Sai Srinivas are also part of the film. Suresh Bobbili is working on the background score for the drama. Raghavendra Varma is the editor while Ravi Kumar Gurram is the editor. Paruchuri Krishna Rao is the co-producer and Kovelamudi Madhavi is the executive producer respectively.