Teaser of Lyca Productions-Suriya’s ‘Bandobast’ raises expectations*
‘Bandobast’ is a novel and new-age action thriller that is set in an exciting set-up. Tensions between India and Pakistan in the context of terrorism, the problems faced by farmers and those posed by river-water sharing, Indian Army secret operations – these elements are the crux of the film.
Suriya, who stole the hearts of the Telugu audience with highly content-driven movies like ‘Ghajini’ and ‘Singham’, is the hero of ‘Bandobast’. Malayalam superstar Mohanlal has a crucial role in the movie. This is the first outing of the real-life couple Arya and Sayyeshaa Saigal since their marriage. ‘Rangam’ fame KV Anand has wielded the megaphone. Subhaskaran of Lyca Productions, who has brought to the Telugu audience ‘Nawab’ and the visual wonder ‘2.0’, is the producer.
The film’s teaser was unveiled by macho star Rana Daggubati via his Twitter account on Saturday. And it has been getting a tremendous response from the audience. If ‘Rangam’ was a heady mix of politics, journalism and naxalism, ‘Bandobast’ goes leagues ahead to thrill the audience. Harris Jayaraj’s album for the movie will be unveiled soon. The audio will be out on Sony Music.
The film will be released on August 30.
Suriya, who moulds himself effectively in playing distinct characters, will be seen in several avatars in the movie. He has sported the get-up of a commando, played a Muslim man named Kathir, and Subhash in yet another disguise.
Boman Irani, Samuthirakani, Poorna, Nagineedu and others will also be seen in key roles.
PRO: Surendra Kumar Naidu-Phani Kandukuri. Writer: PKP, Sri Ramakrishna. Lyrics: Vanamali, Chandrabose. Art Director: DRK Kiran. Editor: Anthony. Stunts: Dhilip Subbarayan, Peter Heins. Dances: Baba Bhaskar, Sobhi, Ganesh Acharya. Cinematography: MS Prabhu. Music: Harris Jayaraj. Producer: Subhaskaran. Director: KV Anand.