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Pushpa: Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna’s Action Thriller to Release in Theatres on August 13

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Pushpa, the upcoming Telugu film starring Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna, is set to release in theatres on August 13, the makers of the film announced on social media on Thursday.

The film will release in five languages. While the film will be shot separately in Malayalam and Telugu, dubbed versions will be released in Tamil, Kannada, and Hindi.

This film marks the first collaboration of the lead actors. Written and directed by filmmaker Sukumar, the film is produced by Naveen Yerneni and Y Ravi Shankar under the banner Mythri Movie Makers. Music is composed by Devi Sri Prasad and Karthika Srinivas is in charge of editing. Miroslaw Kuba Brozek is the cinematographer.

Speaking to Silverscreen India, the film’s publicity manager Eluru Srinu said, “A total of 60 days of shooting is completed and about 30-40% is over. The team is currently shooting in the forest areas of Maredumilli near Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh.”

He said that the film is an action thriller, and added: “The film is set against the backdrop of smuggling of erra chandanam (red sandalwood) and is loosely based on true events. However, the film has added drama elements, family emotions to its storyline.”

He added that the film’s trailer will release in May.

Pushpa is another Telugu film that is heading towards a theatrical release, after the Covid-19 induced lockdown. Ever since Solo Brathuke So Better released in theatres on December 25, 2020, a slew of Telugu films lined up for theatrical releases, including Ravi Teja-starrer Krack, Ram Pothineni’s Red, that released on the occasion of Pongal earlier this month.

Other upcoming Telugu films that will release in theatres include Uppena (February 12), Varun Tej Konidela’s Ghani (July 30), and Seetimaarr. (April 2). Director SS Rajamouli‘s magnum opus Roudhram Ranam Rudhiram (RRR) (October 13), and Sundeep Kishan’s sports film A1 Express, (February 12) are also set to hit the screens.

Giving a much-needed boost to theatre owners, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday allowed cinema halls to operate at a higher seating capacity. Currently, theatres have been operating with 50% seating capacity.

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