A season of cop dramas
In fact, ‘Shatamanam Bhavati’ turned out to be the biggest hit of his career to date and has put Sharwanand in the list of bankable stars.
‘Men in Khaki’ are all set to be back in business this summer. Starting from May 12 with Sharwanand’s ‘Radha’, there are at least three big-ticket films in which the protagonist plays the role of a police officer. Sharwanand has been having a dream run of late at the box-office with major successes such as ‘Run Raja Run’, ‘Malli Malli Idi Raani Roju’, ‘Express Raja’ and ‘Shatamanam Bhavati’.
In fact, ‘Shatamanam Bhavati’ turned out to be the biggest hit of his career to date and has put Sharwanand in the list of bankable stars. The actor’s forthcoming film ‘Radha’ is all set to hit the silver screens on May 12 and Sharwanand is essaying the role of a cop for the first time in his career in this film helmed by debutant Chandra Mohan. “Sharwanand has not played this kind of role earlier.
This is the first time he is playing a cop with a different attitude,” says BVSN Prasad, the producer of the film. Needless to say, Sharwanand would be hoping that ‘Radha’ continues his dream run at the ticket-window. Then we have versatile director Krishna Vamsi’s ‘Nakshatram’ gearing for a release in June. Starring Sundeep Kishan, Sai Dharam Tej, Regina Cassandra and Pragya Jaiswal in the lead, the interesting aspect of this film is the majority of the cast would be seen in the roles of cops. Speaking about his role in ‘Nakshatram’, Sundeep Kishan said, “I play an aspiring police officer. It is an emotional action film.
I have never done an out- and-out action film before. This is the first time I am working with a star-level director. It is a learning experience for me on a daily basis.” The actor is understandably keeping his fingers crossed as his recent releases ‘Run’ and ‘Okka Ammayi Thappa’ failed to set the cash registers ringing.
And finally, we have ‘Mass Maharaja’ Ravi Teja who all set to test his luck soon with ‘Touch Chesi Chudu’. Tipped to be an action –entertainer, the movie will once again feature Ravi Teja in the role of a policeman. Ravi Teja had earlier donned the role of ‘Vikram Rathod’, a cop in SS Rajamouli’s ‘Vikramarkudu’ and the role arguably is his best one to date. Written by Vakkantham Vamsi, ‘Touch Chesi Chudu’, is centered on the character of a larger-than-life policeman.
Badly in need of a hit, Ravi Teja feels that this is just the right role for him to bounce back into the reckoning again. Cine goers this summer would therefore not be parched for action or excitement as their favourite stars are all set to rescue the girls and bash up the baddies once again.
By Sridhar Adivi