The film stars Shwetta Parashar, Prawin Yendamuri, Yash Puri, Tanvi Akaanksha and Ravi Varma in pivotal roles
Another small-budget Telugu film is skipping its release in theatres and is gearing up for a direct-to-OTT premiere soon. Alanti Sitralu, an indie film directed by Supreeth C Krishna, will release directly on ZEE5 this September 24. Starring Shwetta Parashar, Prawin Yendamuri, Yash Puri, Tanvi Akaanksha, Ajay Kathurvar, Ravi Varma and Dayanand Reddy in pivotal roles, the relationship drama, set amidst an urban backdrop, primarily revolves around four pivotal characters of different age groups.
In Alanti Sitralu's trailer released earlier this year, a bulk of the proceedings unfolds at a metro station, where a youngster tries hard to woo a middle-aged woman and win her attention. The woman though, wishes she'd gotten to live a normal life and have a family, without having to sell her body for a living. Another character is an irresponsible father who's involved in several notorious activities all the time. We also get to see an upcoming boxer, who has regular bouts of anxiety and depression. Where and how do their destinies collide?
The film's theme appears to be an off-shoot of Anurag Basu's Life in a Metro, though the character's backstories are vastly different. The makers describe the film as a fight for 'love, hope, dreams and survival'. Produced by Supreeth C Krishna, Rahul Reddy D and Lokku Srivarun under I&I Arts and Cosmicray Productions, Alanti Sitralu is presented by K Raghavendra Reddy. Santhu Omkar is the composer of the film cinematographed by Karthik Sai Kumar and edited by Ashwath Shiva Kumar (who's also the sound designer). ZEE5's latest release in Telugu was the Bhargav Macharla-directed cyber-thriller NET.