Written, directed and produced by Viplove Koneti, the film also stars Naresh, Pavitra Lokesh and others
The Great Indian Suicide, a film based on true incidents, is gearing up for its digital premiere this weekend. Ram Karthik, Hebah Patel headline the thriller, written, directed and produced by newcomer Viplove Koneti. The film, which was to release in theatres, opted for a direct-to-OTT release recently and will be out on aha this Friday. Naresh, Pavitra Lokesh, Jaya Prakash too play crucial roles in the film.
While talking about the film, director Viplove Koneti praised technicians and the cast for their credible contributions. “Despite less screen time, Naresh will create a stellar impact. Pavitra Lokesh’s role has many grey shades. Audiences will get to explore a new side to Hebah with the film. Even amidst many heavyweights, Ram Karthik managed to hold his own with a composed, mature performance,” he said.
Sricharan Pakala worked for over six months on the film’s background score and said the director was a good friend of his from a long time. Hebah Patel shared that this was easily one of the most exciting projects in her career, preferred to say less about it and wanted audiences to discover it after it’s out on OTT. Ram Karthik thanked the director for the opportunity, while hailing the work of his co-stars Hebah and Naresh.
“Audiences may have seen horror films, but I don’t think a film that straddles science and superstition has been made in Telugu cinema. I was in awe of Hebah’s performance and she adapted to the many layers in her role with ease. Ram Karthik did full justice to his part with subtlety. One can’t slot it under a genre. Basing the story on real incidents and telling it so convincingly is no mean feat,” Naresh averred.
Produced under Syringe Cinema, the film is presented by KSV. Upendra Reddy is the art director and Dharmendra Kakarala is the editor. Ananth Nag and Ajay Nag V are the cinematographers. Hebah Patel was also part of aha’s 2022 release Odela Railway Station and another web show titled Mastis.