Nikhil and Swathi who hit the bulls eye with the heist film 'Swamy Raa Raa...' are again pairing up for 'Karthikeya', a thriller in med school backdrop. The film is being produced by Venkata Srinivas Boggaram on the banner Magnum Cine Prime, presented by Siruvuri Rajesh Varma and directed by debutante Chandu Mondeti. The movie is being made in two languages Telugu and Tamil at a time, keeping in mind Swathi's already successful stint in Tamil and the subject being an urban thriller.
Producer said 'It's thrilling to make my first film in two languages. We are shooting in Pondicherry, Kumbakonam and around Chennai. We were visited by Editor Mohan, Jayam Ravi, Madesh and Subhash Chandra Bose while we were shooting in AVM studios in Chennai' Nikhil expressed his happiness on the new development of including Tamil as well.
Director said 'The film has the leads as medical students and Nikhil's character strong on his convictions. The story goes in a thriller and entertaining mode and I am sure, will be a good follow up success for the lead pair's earlier runaway hit SRR' Producer said plans are on to release the film in January next year and this will be the highest budgeted film in Nikhil's career as of now.'
Tanikella Bharani, Rao Ramesh, Praveen, Tulasi, Kishore, Swamy Raa Raa Satya, Jogi Nayudu and Meena Kumari in key roles. The crew includes Camera: Karthik Ghattamaneni; Editing: Karthika Srinivas; Music: Sekhar Chandra; Lyrics: Krishna Chaitanya; Choreography: Raghu; Art: sahi Suresh; Executive Producer: Gunakala Mallikharjuna.