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Kichcha Sudeep’s ‘Pehlwaan’ To Have Massive Release In India

Actor Kichcha Sudeep’s upcoming Kannada film Pailwaan, titled Pehlwaan in Hindi, will reportedly release in over 1,250 screens across India, Nepal and Bhutan. The film is written and directed by S Krishna and produced by his wife Swapna Krishna. It also stars Suniel Shetty and Aakansha Singh.

Kichcha Sudeep announced the news on July 10 and shared a new poster. He plays a boxer and wrestler in the film, which is his first sports drama. He also took training in martial arts from experts in Thailand to prepare for the role.

The film has been in production for a long time and is in the completion stages now. It is also being dubbed in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam and is scheduled for release on August 9.

The film will reportedly be out in 2,500 screens worldwide. It is also likely to break actor Yash’s KGF: Chapter 1 record by being the biggest Kannada release so far.

This is Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty’s first Kannada film. He plays the antagonist. Aakansha Singh is the female lead opposite Kichcha Sudeep. She is a TV and film actor well known to Telugu and Hindi audiences. Actors Sushanth Singh, Kabir Duhan Singh and Sharath Lohitashwa have important roles. Cinematography is by Karunakara A, editing by Ruben and music by Arjun Janya.


Kichcha Sudeep is working with director S Krishna for the second time after the commercial success of Hebbuli in 2017. The action film saw Sudeep play a commando and also starred Ravichandran, Amala Paul and others. In an interview to TNIE, Krishna said producing the star’s film has doubled his excitement. “It’s a big responsibility. But when a superstar gives you dates, and allows you to produce his films, everything else is meant to fall in place,” he said.

Meanwhile, Sudeep is busy with Kotigobba 3, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy and his Hindi film Dabangg 3. Reports also say that Billa Ranga Baashaa may be shelved temporarily as the actor was approached by director Anup Bhandari with a new film and he wants to start work on it.

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