The shoot of as yet untitled Harish Kalyan–Priya Bhavani Shankar film, an official remake of the 2016 Telugu rom-com Pelli Choopulu, was wrapped yesterday.
Helmed by debutant Kaarthikk Sundar, a former associate of director Vijay, the film is being bankrolled by Koneru Satyanarayana of Studios LLP and Havish Pictures, with execution by SP Cinemas. The film marks the first association of the lead actors.
Harish Kalyan took to Twitter to announce the news this morning.
Its a WRAP! Whattte team,whattee fun! Officially wrapped my next film directed by my bestie @KaarthikkSundar starring @priya_Bshankar & many others. Lovely team work. So happy to have done this film. Updates abt Title,FL.. Coming soon! @thespcinemas @DoneChannel1 @SureshChandraa pic.twitter.com/9gn6DxHIzV
— Harish kalyan (@iamharishkalyan) February 26, 2020
Peli Choopulu helmed by Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam starred Vijay Devarakonda and Ritu Varma in the lead roles. The film is partly based on a true incident that took place when a couple with aspirations met at the ‘Spitfire BBQ’ food truck.
The urban comedy set in Hyderabad opened to positive reviews from audiences and was critically acclaimed. It won the National Award for Best Feature Film (Telugu) and Best Screenplay – Dialogues. It was also remade in Hindi as Mitron (2018) and in Malayalam as Vijay Superum Pournamiyum (2019).
Adithya Varma fame Anbu Thasan is playing an important role along with stand-up comedian Abishek Kumar. On the technical front, Vishal Chandrasekhar is composing music, cinematography is by Krishnan Vasant and G Anusha Meenakshi is on the costumes.
The film will hit the screens in summer of 2020. The makers have also announced that the first look posters and title will be unveiled soon.
Meanwhile, Harish Kalyan will also feature in Krishna Marimuthu‘s Dharala Prabhu, Chimbu Deven‘s anthology Kasada Tabara (the film has six editors, music directors, and cinematographers), and in a supernatural action entertainer by Dhanusu Raasi Neyargale fame Sanjay Bharathi. The trailer of Dharala Prabhu was recently released. Read our review here.
Watch the trailer of Dharala Prabhu here: