Allu Arjun, the award-winning actor behind Telugu box-office hits as well as successful pan-Indian cinema projects, is all set with his latest mega venture ‘Pushpa’.
Arjun delivered one of the biggest hits of 2020 with ‘Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo’ [There in Vaikunthapuramu], which made its mark during the coronavirus lockdown across digital channels such as Netflix for a long spell. As India gradually emerges from strict restrictions, the star has decided to throw his weight behind the unlocking of big screen releases in 2021.
‘Pushpa’, dubbed as a pan-India multilingual action thriller is written and directed by Sukumar. It will release in theatres on August 13 in Telugu along with , Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam languages.
Apart from Arjun, ‘Pushpa’ stars Rashmika Mandanna, Dhananjay and Sunil. The forthcoming film is being produced under Mythri Movie Makers, in association with Muttamsetty Media and Devi Sri Prasad scoring its music.
The film chronicles the red sanders heist in the hills of the southern Indian state of and depicts the complexities that unfold in the course of the narrative of a man being consumed by greed.
The film’s producers, Naveen Yerneni and Ravi Shankar, said: "It makes us very happy to announce the release date of ‘Pushpa’. We're shaping the action thriller as a pan-India film that can be enjoyed by viewers of all languages.
“With the massive star power of Allu Arjun on our side, we are confident that the storyline will get more than its due. It is a gripping story and we've furthered our cause to bring the audiences fresh and impactful content with ‘Pushpa’.”
India is preparing for a cautious reprieve in the strict shutdown of cinemas, with the government lifting a 50 per cent cap on occupancy rates for from February 1 in areas not deemed as containment zones for coronavirus.