Even though Pawan Kalyan made a splash at the pre-release event of Deva Katta’s Sai Dharam Tej and Aishwarya Rajesh starrer Republic, movie lovers are excited as Tollywood is all set to witness an exciting political and administrative drama after a long time.
- Release date: 1 October 2021 (India) Trending
- Director: Deva Katta
- Music by: Mani Sharma
- Language: Telugu
- Production: companies: JB Entertainments; Zee Studios
Republic will hit the screens this Friday and will tell the story of an IIT gold medalist and an IAS officer named Abhi, who stands up for local governance as a district collector. The film is expected to replicate the current situation between the legislative and the bureaucracy.
Ramya Krishnan plays the role of Vishakha Vani, a ruthless politician Abhi faces a face-off to save both the environment and the people. How Abhi helps people revolt against Vaani is the crux of this social drama. Aishwarya Rajesh plays the role of Myra Hanson, an NRI who returns to India.
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Speaking to Hyderabad Times, Sai Dharam Tej once said before shooting for the project, “The script of Dev Katta gave me the scope that I needed to perform. It is an intense role and I molded myself to play the role of a young bureaucrat. I saw some IAS officers to understand their expressions. Corona may have slowed down the pace, but I am excited about it.”
After social dramas like Prasthanam and Autonagar Surya, Deva Katta has written another thought provoking story. He is also sure that the film will keep the audience hooked. The trailer of the film got a good response and fans are eagerly waiting for the film this Friday.
The recent Telugu film Tak Jagadeesh featured actor Nani as a divisional revenue officer. In Republic, the Telugu film directed by Deva Katta and releasing in theaters on October 1, actor Sai Dharam Tej plays a district collector who stands his ground despite political pressures.
Heroes as agents of change and the battle of good versus evil are nothing new, but Deva Katta hopes the republic can challenge people’s understanding of democracy. The Republic pits Sai Dharam Tej against a powerful politician played by Ramya Krishna.
“Most of us don’t have a deep understanding of terms like autocracy, democracy, socialism, communism or capitalism. We live in a democracy without really understanding what it involves,” he says. He nurtures romantic ideas Do not believe that cinema can bring change in society, but believes that a well thought-out story can help people understand the root cause of problems.
Deva Katta says that the socio-political thriller emerged from his understanding of social and political scenarios over the years.
The director reflects on his journey before elaborating on the film. Born in Cuddapah, Andhra Pradesh, he moved to Chennai with his family when he was in class VII. After completing engineering in Chennai, he worked in the USA where he also studied filmmaking. Despite having an interest in cinema since school days, a corporate job was a financial necessity for middle-class youth.
“Remember those black and white parts about the financial crisis in Sharman Joshi’s family in 3 Idiots? My situation was similar too,” he remarks in a light-hearted manner. He made his first feature film Venela (2005) while in the US and then moved to Hyderabad to make Prasthanam (2010), which is considered his best work of all time.
He says that living in India and America gave him a different perspective on politics: “I had the privilege of living in America, one of the most mature democracies in the world, and had the opportunity to compare the foundations of democracy. India and United States of America. We often meet NRIs who find it difficult to relate to the happenings in India. Aishwarya Rajesh has played one such character in this film.”
The idea for the republic emerged eight years ago, but took shape only a few years ago when he met Sai Dharam Tej at a gym and was robbed of the idea of a story exploring the dynamics of democracy. Deva Katta says, “I wanted to tell this story through a civil servant protagonist as 90% of them want to do good but end up being crushed by the evil in the system.”
While director K Prasthanam showed the repercussions of a man’s greed, Autonagar Surya (2014) was the story of a man who rose from humble beginnings to fight for dignity.
Deva Katta was always involved in social and political events, but research for Republic has led her to endless newspaper articles, podcasts such as The Seen and the Unseen by Amit Varma, and Colin Wilson’s A Criminal History of Mankind, such as How Pay attention to books.
To Win an Indian Election by Shivam Shankar Singh, A Feast of the Vultures by Josie Joseph and Malevolent Republic by Kapil Satish Komireddy. He also had in-depth discussions with Jay Prakash Narayan, the founder-president of Lok Satta, and perused the letters of scholar Robert Hunter Wade on Indian politics.
He cites Robert Wade’s observation of how India has devised a system to punish the good and reward the bad, and says that the function of democracy