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A political spoof reflects Telugu states

A political spoof reflects Telugu states
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Probably, stung by the drug scandal, T-town dream merchants seem to be in a mood to pay back. A hard-hitting political thriller ‘Nene Raju Nene Mantri’ all set to expose corruption and flip-flops of governments in two Telugu states, albeit, in reel-life. 

Hyderabad: Probably, stung by the drug scandal, T-town dream merchants seem to be in a mood to pay back. A hard-hitting political thriller ‘Nene Raju Nene Mantri’ all set to expose corruption and flip-flops of governments in two Telugu states, albeit, in reel-life.

Seasoned director Teja, who is known for taking up controversial themes, ala RGV, has weaved a tale of a commoner who revolts against the system and reportedly rises to become the Chief Minister with his brain and brawn power.

“It is fight of a common man against corrupt, inefficient political system and hurls potshots against CMs, opposition leaders and even turncoat MLAs in both the states in this political thriller,” says a source, close to the unit.

With next-gen star Rana playing ‘Jogendra’ who is triggered to take the powers-that-be after his wife is insulted by a sarpanch to become the head of the state, by bribing and threatening lawmakers to support him.

Apart from making scathing remarks against political class, another hallmark of ‘Nene Raju Nene Mantri' is that is reportedly a story of a chief minister who is caught between two woman -- one being his wife (played by Kajal Aggarwal) and another girl a TV channel boss and his publicist (played by Catherine) -- which is loosely inspired by the life of legendary Tamil star MGR and his issues with his wife (the late V N Janaki) and political heir and the late actress-turned-politician J Jayalalithaa.

“It’s true that it’s a story of a person who is caught between two women in his life, but it’s purely a fictional story and has no resemblance to any politician dead or alive,” says director Teja, downplaying the similarities. Incidentally, even the late Chief Minister of united AP, N T Rama Rao, married a scholar Lakshmi Parvathi which led to political turmoil in the state in the 90s and there was change in the leadership in the TDP and the government.

“It’s a mere coincidence, I can’t reveal more about our film,” Teja cuts short. Nevertheless, it has been a while since a political spoof after not-so-impressive Dasari’s ‘Pichodichethulorayi’ is arriving in theatres in second week of August.

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