Actor Rana Daggubati has maintained always that he wants to drive content to the audience which is unique and not tried and tested subject. Rana’s career, as an actor, has been in a different direction in terms of content when compared to a commercial actor in Indian cinema. Right from his debut film Leader to Baahubali and Ghazi, he has done experimental films mostly. And now, Rana dons a new role and is encouraging new filmmakers with his newly found vision. Rana took to Twitter and announced that he would be presenting a Telugu film titled C/O Kancharapalem which is one of the most acclaimed films at many film festivals it has been screened so far.
C/O Kancharapalem is now selected at the prestigious New York Film Festival and Rana has taken up the responsibility of presenting the film to the audiences in theatres, meaning he will manage the distribution of the film. “Congratulations to team #COKancharapalem, the first Telugu film to be selected for New York Indian Film Festival @nyindianff ! Proud to be presenting it,” wrote Rana on his Twitter handle.
— Rana Daggubati (@RanaDaggubati) April 2, 2018
C/O Kancharapalem is directed by Maha Venkatesh and is produced by US-based doctor Praveena Paruchuri. The story of C/O Kancharapalem is a slice-of-life style subject and is set in the port city of Visakhapatnam. Rana also shared a poster of the film which illustrates the numerous stories the film would portray.
Rana and his father, eminent producer Suresh Daggubati, have always thrived to encourage and support small budget films which, they say, are the future of cinema now. In the past, Suresh Daggubati had taken up the responsibility of Pellichoopulu which was produced by Raj Kandukuri and directed by Tharun Bhascker Daasyam. Pellichoopulu went on to become one of the biggest hits in 2016 and made Vijay Deverakonda one of the most sough after actors in Tollywood.
With Rana now picking up C/O Kancharapalem and presenting it, many filmmakers in Telugu are considering it an encouraging sign who often find it hard to get support from top producers.