Godse, the upcoming Telugu film starring Satyadev and Aishwarya Lekshmi, will be a political thriller, director Gopi Ganesh Pattabhi told Silverscreen India. He also said that shooting for the film would begin in February.
Godse will mark the second collaboration between Satyadev and Pattabhi, after the 2018 Telugu heist comedy thriller Bluff Master.
Pattabhi said the title had nothing to do with the right-wing political activist Nathuram Godse, who had assassinated Mahatma Gandhi.
“The title has got nothing to do with Nathuram Godse’s life or any aspects related to him. My film’s title is God-Say, or, literally bhagwan ka kaha hua (what’s said by God). It has been used as the title because it has got some meaning to it. We don’t want to reveal too many details about the film right now,” he said.
According to a press release, Satyadev’s character will be an authority figure.
Besides directing the film, Pattabhi has also written the story, screenplay, and dialogues. He had also written the dialogues for Bluff Master.
The film’s release date will depend on when Satyadev’s other films are releasing, said Pattabhi. Satyadev’s upcoming releases include the legal crime-thriller Thimmarasu, which also stars Priyanka Jawalkar and Ajay, and the romantic-drama Gurthunda Seethakalam, where he stars opposite Tamannaah Bhatia.
Godse was officially announced on January 3, when the film’s title poster was released.
On January 10, the makers of Godse had announced that actor Aishwarya Lekshmi had joined the film’s cast. Godse will be Aishwarya’s first Telugu film. She has predominantly worked in the Malayalam film industry. She made her debut in the Tamil film industry in 2019 with the action film Action, starring opposite Vishal.
Happy to collaborate once again with 'bluffmaster' @MeGopiganesh anna.
This time for an action packed thriller #GODSE. Shoot begins soon. Produced by C Kalyan garu. #GodseTitlePoster pic.twitter.com/pT3mG5CR5q
— Satya Dev (@ActorSatyaDev) January 3, 2021
Godse is produced by CK Kalyan under the banner CK Entertainments and co-produced by CV Rao. The film will feature actors Nasser, Brahmaji, Aditya Menon, and Kishore in key roles.