The Telugu web show directed by KV Aditya stars Srinivas Avasarala, Priyadarshi, Ajay, Bala Aditya, Chandini Chowdary, and Ananda Chakrapani
Very Telugu few films or shows have made a genuine effort to highlight the contribution of Hyderabad in the freedom struggle during the pre-Independence era to date. Titled aptly, Disney+ Hotstar's upcoming Telugu show Unheard, to release on September 17, directed by KV Aditya and featuring Srinivas Avasarala, Priyadarshi, Ajay, Bala Aditya, Chandini Chowdary, and Ananda Chakrapani in pivotal roles hopes to fill that void. Radhika Lavu's Ellanar Entertainments, which had produced ZEE5's much-acclaimed show Gods of Dharmapuri in the past, is bankrolling this show as well.
From the clash of ideologies to infighting between communities in the name of religion, caste, Unheard throws light on various facets of a chapter in the Indian freedom struggle that is completely forgotten. The show's trailer, unveiled earlier this week, transports you to the pre-Independence era effortlessly. Unheard appears to be set in two different timelines where characters who've lived through the pre-Independence era tell their story to a different generation.
The ensemble cast, expectedly, is a delight to watch. From Priyadarshi's saffronised avatar, his belief in violent protest to Srinivas Avasarala's character trying to look at the larger picture of the movement, Chandini Chowdary's act as a true Gandhian, there's a lot in the trailer that makes the wait for September 17 excruciating already. Meticulous planning has gone behind the recreation of the periodic timeline, with the costumes, production design and other details and nuances specific to the era. The show, though based on a few true incidents, is largely a work of fiction.
The makers claim that the show 'gives a glimpse of the freedom struggle from Hyderabadi's point of view, which most of us often pay the least attention to' besides offering various perspectives of freedom, violence, war, and peace. Abhiraj Nair is the cinematographer of the show which has music by Naresh Kumaran. Garry B.H has edited the show. Anirudh Krishna Murthy and Ray Ain Asrar have also contributed as the dialogue writers.