Sudeep's 2008 Kannada film Kamannana Makkalu is being released in Telugu as Eela in Telugu. The dubbed version will be released across Andhra Pradesh this Friday. Producer Jakkula Nageshwar Rao who is releasing the dubbed film said that after Eega's success Sudeep is popular with the Telugu audience and there is demand for his films. However, the producers have to be careful while selecting the films and not pick up films that have been remade from Telugu or Tamil.
Kamannana Makkalu fit the bill and it was also aided by the fact that Pooja Gandhi appears in an item song in the film. Pooja is also popular in Telugu after the success of Dandupalya's dubbed version which ran for 50 days in Andhra Pradesh.