Naappa, the Telugu remake of the critically acclaimed Tamil hit Asuran, will be released directly on an OTT platform, after choosing to forgo the theatrical performance. The makers announced Monday that the film will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video from July 20.
The film’s production house, Suresh Productions, announced the OTT release with a new poster. “Humble farmer. Loving father. Devoted husband. How far will he go to protect his family? Introducing #NarappaOnPrime, July 20. @PrimeVideoIN,” they captioned it. The film was previously scheduled to release on May 14, but was delayed due to the second wave of Covid-19.
Naappa, directed by Sreekanth Addala, stars Venkatesh Daggubati, Priyamani, Karthik Ratnam, Rao Ramesh and Rajeev Kanakala.
Humble farmer. Loving father. Devoted husband. How far will he go to protect his family?
Introducing #NarappaOnPrime, July 20. @[email protected] #Priyamani @KarthikRathnam3 #SrikanthAddala #ManiSharma @SureshProdns @theVcreations pic.twitter.com/3ykCWWQZm6
— Suresh Productions (@SureshProdns) July 12, 2021
Funded by Suresh Babu Daggubati and Kalaippuli S Thanu under the banners Suresh Productions and V Creations, Mani Sharma composed Naappa’s music.
Set against the backdrop of a village in Anantapur district, Naappa tells the story of an ordinary man who is willing to sacrifice everything for his family.
“It is an extremely stimulating and enriching experience to work with such talented stars and a very creative crew. The story of Naappa is not only close to my heart, but also tells a social commentary on the system as a whole and this is our attempt to breathe life into this story. I am honored that our work is premiering on a global platform, which will help us reach a range of audiences, and I am sure they will all appreciate this action-packed film,” said Suresh Babu in a statement.
On the work front, Venkatesh is currently shooting for F3. His movie Drushyam 2 is expected to be released on Disney Plus Hotstar very soon.