Sailesh Kolanu directs Saindhav, that also stars Shraddha Srinath, Arya, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Venkatesh in and as Saindhav
After making his OTT debut Rana Naidu last year and starring in dramas like Narappa, Drushyam 2 and the comic caper F3, Venkatesh reminds audiences of his Ganesh, Dharma Chakram years with his cold action avatar in his Sankranthi release Saindhav. At the trailer launch of Saindhav today, the 75-film-old actor expressed confidence about the actioner’s prospects at the box office.
“Saindhav has come out very well and I’m confident you all will like it. I hope to receive this encouragement yet again after the love you’ve given me these years. I’m really lucky to have got such a script for my 75th film. I wanted to go for a complete makeover and Saindhav gave me the opportunity to be a part of a fast-paced, realistic, new-age action thriller amidst an emotional backdrop,” he said.
Venkatesh stated he played his real age in this film. “You’ll be involved in it from the 15th minute. It’s a different film for a new-age audience and a treat for audiences this Sankranthi. The technicians, director and producer have done a wonderful job. I don’t want to hype up the film beyond necessity (laughs). I won’t disappoint you because Saindhav is one of the best films in my career,” he added.
In a nutshell, Saindhav’s story is about a father and daughter. The father, who has a dark past, is leading an ordinary life, in disguise, taking care of his daughter and has recently found love again. When his daughter suffers from a life-threatening ailment, the need for a Rs 15-crore-worth drug, pushes him into a world of crime again. Who’ll have the last laugh?
The film’s lineup is packed with stars - from Shraddha Srinath to Nawazuddin Siddiqui to Arya, Ruhani Sharma, Andrea Jeremiah, to name a few. Saindhav will be out in theatres on January 13 in five languages. Santhosh Narayanan scores the music for the film while Niharika Entertainment’s Venkat Boyanapalli is the producer.