Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni of Arka Media Works who produced the epic period drama Baahubali have collaborated with the director and producer of C/O Kancharapalem (2018), the acclaimed Telugu indie movie, for Uma Maheshwara Ugra Roopasya, a remake of Malayalam superhit Maheshinte Prathikaram (2016).
A 58-second teaser of the film released today which introduces the protagonist, Uma Maheswara Rao, a still photographer, played by Sathya Dev Kancharana, who has appeared in films such as Mr Perfect and Ghazi Attack, and the web series G.O.D.
And that is it!!! https://t.co/9wlbUYqS2T
— Venkatesh Maha (@mahaisnotanoun) December 25, 2019
The film, set in Araku Valley in Andhra Pradesh, is directed by Venkatesh Maha, and is co-produced by Mahayana Motion Pictures’ Praveena Pachaluri, the USA-based producer of C/O Kancharapalem. The supporting cast includes veteran Malayalam actor Raghavan, Naresh, Suhas and a horde of new actors.
Biji Bal, state and national award winning music composer who worked in Maheshinte Prathikaram, has composed the songs for this film, and Appu Prabhakar, who won a national award for cinematography in 2018, has done the cinematography.
Maheshinte Prathikaram, produced by Aashiq Abu and written by Syam Pushkaran, starred Fahadh Faasil in the lead role. The film is centred around a young man who vows to never wear slippers again until he has avenged the goons who humiliated him in front of the villagers.
The film won the Best Original Screenplay and Best Feature Film in Malayalam awards at 64th National Film Awards, and the Best Original Screenplay and Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value awards at the 47th Kerala State Film Awards. In 2018, the film was remade in Tamil language, titled Nimir, by Priyadarshan and starring Udhayanidhi Stalin.