Director Kodi Ramakrishna's dream film 'Nagabharanam' ('Nagrahavu' in Kannada) is finally up for release. Starring actor-turned-politician Ramya in the main role, it is touted to be one of the most technically-advanced films ever made in the Kannada film industry. About 575 technicians hailing from seven different countries have worked on the Visual Effects for 730 days. For more than two years, Makuta Visual Effects (of 'Baahubali', 'Eega', and 'Magadheera' fame) worked on the graphics.
The recently released trailer generated 25 lakh clicks in 48 hours, the makers inform. Malkapuram Shivakumar has shelled out a bomb to acquire the theatrical rights for all the areas across AP and Telangana. Shivakumar says, "The movie is going to create history for sure. I am proud to be releasing this. Makuta, which did Vfx for 'Baahubali' and 'Eega', has done Vfx for this movie". This fantasy-thriller tells the story of a woman (played by Ramya), who is the caretaker of a temple and who takes re-birth for a purpose.
Kodi Ramakrishna says, "How a woman, who lost relationships in her previous life, regains them is the subject matter of the movie. What is her link with Nagabharanam is an exciting element. The way late Vishnuvardhan has been graphically recreated in the climax portions will wow the audience".
A recently-released poster struck the right chord with the audience, as a Vfx-enabled Vishnuvardhan is resuscitated on-screen. The makers are touting the film as Vishnuvardhan's 201st movie. A film of the same name was released in 1970 and it's considered as one of Vishnuvardhan's best films ever.
Diganth is playing a key role. Mukul Dev, Ravi Kale, Amith, Rajesh Vivek, Sadhu Kokila, 'Rangayana' Raghu are part of the cast. Music is by Guru Kiran. Cinematography is by Venu. It's produced by Sajid Qureshi, Dhaval Gada, and Sohail Ansari.