The Nagarjuna, Sonal Chauhan starrer directed by Praveen Sattaru is jointly produced by Sunil Narang, Puskur Ram Mohan Rao and Sharrath Marar
Last Updated: 11.46 AM, Oct 03, 2022
The Ghost, the action thriller starring Nagarjuna and Sonal Chauhan in the lead, is releasing on October 5 alongside Godfather and Swathimuthyam. Directed by Praveen Sattaru, the film also featuring Gul Panag, Jaya Prakash and Anikha Surendra, is bankrolled by Sunil Narang, Puskur Ram Mohan Rao and Sharrath Marar under Sree Venkateswara Cinemas and North Star Entertainment.
Ahead of its theatrical release, Sunil Narang, Puskur Ram Mohan Rao spoke to the media. “Nagarjuna will be spotted in a never-seen-before avatar for this slick action film driven by family emotions and will give the masses a lot to cheer. The film has shaped up very well. It’s engrossing and keeps you invested in the story fully. We’re confident about garnering good openings,” Ram Mohan Rao says.
He doesn’t think the clash with Godfather will affect their prospects much. “During festivals, it’s wonderful for viewers to enjoy multiple films. The Ghost is releasing on the same day as Shiva almost 33 years ago. Apart from Tamil, we’re planning to release the film in Hindi too.”
Apparently, it was Nagarjuna’s association with Sunil Narang’s father Narayan Das Narang that convinced the star to allot bulk dates for the actioner. The film was announced on late Narayan Das Narang’s birthday too in 2021. “Praveen Sattaru has done a fabulous job. Of course I miss my father, it’s a void that can never be filled,” Sunil Narang states.
The Ghost went well above budget for various reasons. “While COVID-19 changed the entire equation, we felt the film had to be made on a certain scale to ensure a convincing result. The action sequences, shot lavishly, will provide enough adrenaline rush for audiences. It’s one of Nagarjuna’s most expensive films and we’re proud to have been a part of it,” they share.
Sunil Narang and Puskur Ram Mohan Rao agree with the fact that the tastes of audiences have changed in the last couple of years. “Krishna Vrinda Vihari, for instance, is a film that deserves to run for over 50 days. Audiences are waiting to watch films directly on OTT, we are working to increase the window between theatrical and OTT premieres. Reducing the prices of food, beverages in theatres are also necessary,” Narang feels.
Ram Mohan Rao opines that the exposure to world cinema has changed the perspective of audiences towards Telugu films. “The storytelling has transformed drastically. Audiences like heroes with grey shades and layered characterisation. We’re trying stay abreast with the tastes of crowds.” Their next release is Princem while films with Sundeep Kishan, Sudheer Babu are in different stages of production.