Telugu star Allu Arjun, who celebrates his birthday today, will next be seen in Pushpa. The actor reunites with his Arya director Sukumar. The first look poster features the actor in a rugged look, quite unlike his usual urbane screen self.
First Look and the Title of my next movie “ P U S H P A “ . Directed by dearest Sukumar garu . Music by dearest friend @ThisIsDSP . Really excited about this one. Hoping all of you like it . @iamRashmika @MythriOfficial #MuttamsettyMedia pic.twitter.com/G8ElmLKqUq
— Allu Arjun (@alluarjun) April 8, 2020
Sukumar’s last outing as a director was Rangasthalam which too featured Ram Charan in a rural setting. The film was a sharp critique of caste and class, in the erstwhile combined Telugu state’s hinterlands, and was well-received both critically and commercially.
Allu Arjun was last seen in Ala Vaikunthapuramloo, which too did well. The movie is currently streaming on Netflix.
Pushpa will star Rashmika Mandanna as well and will have music by Devi Sri Prasad. Vijay Sethupathi may play the villain; no official statement has been made on this regard. Miroslaw Kuba Brozek, a Polish cinematographer will handle the camera. The multilingual is being made in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada and Malayalam.
Another poster features Allu Arjun seated on the floor with cops standing behind him, surrounded by logs of red sanders. The film will possibly be set in the Seshachalam forest area.
It is noteworthy that in 2015, in an encounter, 20 workers, several of them from Tamil Nadu were killed by AP cops. While the cops have maintained that they were smugglers, several gaping holes in the cops’ statement remain and there have been allegations that this was a staged and therefore fake encounter.