The successful Telugu movie franchise is back with ‘Karthikeya 2’, with its world premiere next on ZEE5 Global – one of the world's largest streaming platforms for South Asian content.
Written and directed by Chandoo Mondeti, the mystery action-adventure saga features audience favourite cast members Nikhil Siddharth and Anupama Parameswaran in leading roles, followed by Harsha Chemudu, Adithya Menon, Srinivasa Reddy in prominent roles. The film also features legendary actor Anupam Kher in a cameo.
Siddhartha said: “Being an integral part of a magnum opus franchise like ‘Karthikeya 2’ was indeed a pleasure. The film has the right mix of mythology combined with modern science.
“The story-telling experience is vivid, and I would want a larger set of audience to witness it. This is only possible once it releases on a platform like ZEE5 Global that caters to 190+ countries. I cannot wait for viewers to experience the opulence and epicness of ‘Karthikeya 2’.”
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After receiving an overwhelming response to the first instalment, the makers introduced its sequel which had great box-office run. Based on Hindu mythology, the mystery thriller seamlessly weaves into the story the hills of Govardhan, lanes of Dwaraka, the desert of Bundelkhand and rivers of Himachal Pradesh, reflecting India’s splendid diversity.
Parameswaran notes: “Getting under the skin of Mugdha was truly a surreal experience. Discovering clues and trying to unearth hidden truths as members of a secret society was like walking in a museum. I have been a history fanatic all my life.
“I love reading about codes, symbols, archaeologists, ancient excavations and more. The story of ‘Karthikeya 2’ captivated me so much I had to give a nod. Through the OTT release, I am glad this captivating story reaches many more.”
Produced by Abhishek Agarwal Arts and People Media Factory, ‘Karthikeya-2’ focuses on its protagonist, Karthikeya's pursuit for the truth. It leads him to unearthing the power of the ancient Indian belief system and Tatva of Lord Sri Krishna. With Karthik Ghattamneni’s top-notch cinematography and Kaala Bhairava’s music, the film’s transcendental universe successfully narrates the story of the protagonist’s journey. Premiering on the platform in multiple languages, the film will cater to the audience across 190+ countries and territories.
Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Global said, “We have seen an increasing demand for Indian regional language content across the global diaspora and are always looking to stay a step ahead of this.
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“We are now extremely happy to bring to our viewers the mystery adventure film ‘Karthikeya 2’ as a sequel to the original blockbuster.”
Director Chandoo Mondeti added: “After a roaring success at the box-office, I was overwhelmed. As a filmmaker, I have always been fascinated by stories of Indian mythology. But my vision is to get the maximum audience to witness this movie and make them aware of our Indian mythology.”
‘Karthikeya-2’ will premiere in Telugu and Tamil languages on the ZEE5 platform on October 5.