On Saturday evening, a much-awaited tweet came from the Telugu production house Mythri Movie Makers. The tweet had a photo of a tied scroll, wax-sealed and an ink pen on its side. It said that an official announcement about Mahesh Babu‘s 27th film will be made on Sunday, marking the actor’s father’s birthday, at 9.09 am. It also went on to reveal that the director of the film was Geetha Govindam fame Parasuram Petla.
We’re back together with our Superstar 😍 #SSMB27 Official Announcement 🥁
You’ve been hearing a lot about it, countdown begins to see the REAL thing 😊
— Mythri Movie Makers (@MythriOfficial) May 30, 2020
Just as rumours had predicted, ‘SSMB27‘ is now Sarkaru Vaari Paata. It will be jointly bankrolled by Naveen Yerneni and Ravi Shankar Yalamanchili’s Mythri Movie Makers, the actor’s G Mahesh Babu Entertainment and Ram Achanta and Gopichand Achanta’s 14 Reels Plus. The film marks the second association of Mythri Movie Makers with Mahesh Babu and his GMB Entertainment after Srimanthudu, MMM’s first production.
The poster features the half-profile of Mahesh with a stubble, silver-studded ear and the tattoo of the one rupee coin on his neck. The title Sarkaru Vaari Paata also has the icon of an auction bell next to it.
Mahesh Babu took to Twitter to make the official announcement.
— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) May 31, 2020
Title : #SarkarVariPaata
Heroine – Will be finalized tomorrow
Cinematographer : P.S Vinod
Music – @MusicThaman
Official Announcement On May 31st.
Update regarding time will be out tomorrow
— Tollywood Stars (@AP_Collections) May 29, 2020
— 𝐻𝓊𝓂𝒶𝓃 𝐸𝓇𝓇𝑜𝓇 🚩 (@mrchowdare7) May 28, 2020
Touted to be an action-drama much like his Dookudu and Sarileru Neekevvaru, the film will reportedly star Kiara Advani as the female lead, marking the second association of the lead pair after their 2018 political drama Bharat Ane Nenu. Although, no official announcement has been made regarding the same. The rest of the cast and crew members have also not been revealed yet.
— Mahesh Babu Fc (@massMBfc) February 23, 2020
Surprisingly, the initials of the last four films of the actor inclusive of Sarkaru Vaari Paata, form the acronym ‘SSMB’ – Bharat Ane Nenu, Maharshi, Sarileru Neekevvaru, and Sarkaru Vaari Paata. It is unknown if Mahesh has been picky with his titles or if this was sheer coincidence.
Meanwhile, Mahesh also has an untitled film with SS Rajamouli on the cards. The 28th film of the actor will reportedly be bankrolled by KL Narayana under his Sri Durga Arts banner.
The actor has also posted an old picture on Twitter, wishing his father, Superstar Krishna, on his birthday.
All that I am and trying to be… I owe it all to you!! Happy birthday, Nana❤️ My evergreen superstar 😍😍😍 pic.twitter.com/miSMNCCycC
— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) May 30, 2020