Sampath Kumar directed the film which has music by Bheems Ceciroleo
Leading Telugu and Tamil OTT platform aha has consistently bagged the digital rights of several small and medium-budget films over the past three years and has helped them reach out to a wider audience. They’d recently premiered multiple films on the festival day this week, one of them being Suraapanam, the rural entertainer starring newcomers Sampath Kumar and Pragya Nayan in pivotal roles.
Suraapanam, a film named after the popular drink consumed by fairies and mythological figures, was produced by Matta Madhu Yadav under Akhil Bhavya Creations. Sampath Kumar wrote the story, and screenplay and directed the film. Balagam, MAD and Dhamaka fame Bheems Ceciroleo scored the music for the entertainer, which was released in theatres nearly a year and a half ago.
Many months after its theatrical release, the film finally premiered on aha on October 24. The story revolves around a happy-go-lucky youngster who falls in love with a village belle. She asks him to excel at stage dramas and win over her father to take their relationship forward. Meanwhile, the focus shifts to a deal amounting to several crores, with a gangster setting his eyes on it.
In the middle of the deal, the protagonist consumes a special drink, after which he is bound to experience childhood, youth and old age on the same day. The film centres on his various experiences with the village folk as he goes through a tricky phase. Tension mounts when the gangster gets anxious about the deal and a priest warns the protagonist about his future. Where’s the tale headed?
Bhupathi Yadagiri is the art director of the rural saga, while Vijay Tagore cranked the camera. Popular label Aditya Music acquired the audio rights to the film. Some of the songs — Pilla Naalo Nindipoyave, Ammante Antha Santhosham and the dance track (DJ song) — were hits with music buffs. With a quirky premise and entertaining screenplay, Surapaanam could be a decent OTT watch.