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A Yandamuri novel made into film after 15 years

IndiaGlitz [Monday, January 30, 2012]

Famous novelist Yandamuri Veerendranath has been an inspiration behind one too many films in the past.  Many of his interesting novels were translated on the celluloid by A Kodandarami Reddy, with Chiranjeevi as the male lead.  Fifteen years after a film based on his novel was made, Akasamlo Sagam is being made into a film by director Premraj.

The film is based on the novel Anaithikam.  Telling the story of a woman whose follies cause a cataclysm in her marriage life, the film throws a mix of commercial elements and art-house elements.  In fact, the director is deliberate about winning both the audience and the critics.

Besides this speciality (of being based on a novel), there is a first to this movie.  Akasamlo Sagam stars 20 directors in different roles.  Ravi Babu, Jayanth C Paranje, Sagar, Ramprasad, N Shankar, Kashi Vishwanath, Veeru Potla, Devi Prasad, Anil Krishna are some of them.  Why did the director want to rope in directors for the roles?

"The intent behind it was, directors will understand the roles well and slip into the characters.  They did not belie my expectations", says Premraj.  The heroine is played by Anjali, a Mumbai girl.

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