Raja Raja Chora, the upcoming Telugu film starring Sree Vishnu, is a comedy drama that revolves around the life of Baskar Raju, a man who commits petty theft, the film’s director Hasith Goli told Silverscreen India.
Vishnu who was last seen in Gaali Sampath, tweeted the film’s teaser on Friday.
“Vishnu plays the role of Baskar Raju, a petty thief who is manipulative in nature and the story explores his lifestyle,” Hasith said.
Speaking about the story idea, Hasith said, “We thought about what the life of a thief would look like. The idea for the film was born from this one thought. Later, I thought it would be interesting to explore the life of a thief who commits petty robberies.”
Hasith who has previously worked as an assistant director on two of Vishnu’s films, Brochevarevarura (2019) and Mental Madhilo (2017), said that he pitched the idea for Raja Raja Chora to Vishnu even before the script was ready.
“Once he liked the idea, we developed the script and narrated it to him. He liked the story and agreed to do the film. Apart from Vishnu, I have previously collaborated with a few technicians who are now part of Raja Raja Chora. The cinematographer, Vedaraman, worked with me on a few short films and also handled the camera for Mental Madhilo. Vivek Sagar who composed music for Brochevarevarura has been roped in for this film,” Hasith said.
The film’s shooting began in February 2020. However, it was temporarily suspended in the wake of the first wave of Covid-19. Once Covid-19 cases reduced and protocols were eased, the film’s shoot resumed and was completed in a 45- 50 day schedule in Hyderabad.
“We are currently in the last leg of production and are trying to release the film in theatres,” Hasith added.