Its been raining biopics in Tollywood with many films lining up now. After the successful run of Mahanati, biopic on veteran actress Savitri, films on NTR and YSR are in the pipeline now. And another one to get added to the list is a film on ace Badminton player Pullela Gopichand. The film will be directed Praveen Sattaru and will feature Sudheer Babu playing the Badminton player. The yet untitled film will go on floors from September this year and the makers aim to release in 2019, reports reveal.
It is also being said that the film will be made in Telugu and Hindi to have a PAN India appeal. Reports also reveal that the film is in pre-production stage and the makers are finalising the rest of the cast and crew of the film.
This biopic on Pullela Gopichand was announced last year and there wasn’t much heard about it sine then. And now, actor Sudheer Babu revealed details about the film during the promotions of his upcoming film Sammohanam which is directed by Mohankrishan Indraganti. Said to be a breezy romantic entertainer, Sammohanam also stars Aditi Rao Hydari as the leading lady and will mark her debut in Tollywood. Sudheer Babu also recently began his own production house names Sudheer Babu Productions and will most likely bankroll the biopic of Pullela Gopichand.
With multiple biopics in the pipeline in Tollywood, 2019 seems to be an exciting year for Telugu audiences. After the astounding success of Mahanati, expectations on these biopics – NTR, YSR and Gopichand – will be very high given the kind of personalities these people were. NTR biopic is being directed by Krish Jagarlamudi and will have Nandamuri Balakrishan playing his father in the film.
The biopic on YSR is being directed by Mahi Raghav of Anando Bramha fame and will have Malayalam actor Mammootty playing the politician in it.