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Sree Vishnu: Alluri is a story of an honest cop that deserves a huge audience

The Raja Raja Chora actor talks of his upcoming release helmed by newcomer Pradeep Varma

Sree Vishnu: Alluri is a story of an honest cop that deserves a huge audience

Sree Vishnu

  • Srivathsan Nadadhur

Last Updated: 12.46 PM, Sep 20, 2022


Sree Vishnu is pinning his hopes on Alluri, the cop drama that had him donning the khaki for the first time in his career. The film, directed by newcomer Pradeep Varma, features Kayadu Lohar as the female lead. Produced by Bekkem Venugopal under Lucky Media, the actioner is all set to release on September 23. Ahead of the release, Sree Vishnu spoke with the media today.

“The film is inspired by Alluri Seetharamaraju. When the freedom fighter died, there’s a dialogue in Krishna garu’s film where he tells hundreds and thousands of Alluris would stand up for the nation when needed. The lead character in this film is one such example. The film is a fictional story of a cop based on true incidents spanning 15 years, it’s going to be a memorable journey,” he said.

The film helped Vishnu understand the police force and their challenges on a deeper level. The story is about an honest, upright cop but the film will also tell what’s wrong with the system and suggests the way forward too. “I met a lot of police officers as part of the promotional tour recently. We should be grateful to their service to the society,” the actor stated.

Pradeep Varma had narrated him the story nearly five years ago. All these years went into finishing his prior commitments besides a few delays owing to COVID-19. “I am a very soft-spoken man generally and don’t react much. However, I now realise the need to raise my voice against a few issues around us,” Vishnu shared. The actor conveyed his gratitude to various stars who supported him during Alluri’s promotions - Allu Arjun, Nani, Ravi Teja, to name a few.

Talking of the reason behind his renewed enthusiasm to promote Alluri, Vishnu said, “When the script translates well onto the screen the way I imagine, I talk about my films effortlessly. Alluri is a film that deserves to reach a wide audience and requires a greater push. I went out of the way to promote my other films like Needi Naadi Oke Katha, Appatlo Okadundevaadu and Raja Raja Chora too.”

Vishnu averred that Alluri brought him out of his comfort zone and do something beyond the boy-next-door roles. “I want to reinvent myself from time to time and not restrict my abilities to a few genres. My upcoming films too are completely different from one another. I am hungry to do a variety of roles,” he mentioned. Alluri will showcase him in four different looks throughout the story.

Alluri took more time than the average shoot duration of most Sree Vishnu films owing to the action sequences. “We thought of finishing the film in 100 days and managed to wrap up in 90 days flat. If audiences like it, we may plan a sequel too.” Next on the cards are films with Hushaaru fame Sree Harsha, Hasith Goli, a newcomer Sai and an Indo-European project with a Telugu director.