Deva Katta’s directorial Republic is all set to release on the OTT platform after Box Office success. It is a political thriller, which stars budding actor Sai Dharam Tej and star actress Aishwarya Rajesh.
Director Deva Katta who himself wrote the story of the film, had this idea already in mind for many years to make a film on political awareness, but it succeeded a couple of years ago when he met the actor Sai Dharam Tej at the gym, he discussed the idea with him, and mooted the story, exploring the dynamics of democracy.
The director told The Hindu,” We don’t understand the political terms like Autocracy, communism, socialism, capitalism. We live in a democracy without truly understanding, what it entails” he further added that he doesn’t believe in the romantic movies that can give the messages on social issues
He said that movies like this should be made with a focused and serious mind that can evoke the awareness of social issues in the public mind. The trailer is looking impressive as he promised to deliver, so this can be among South Indian Movies loved by all languages audiences.
Republic Release Date
The makers of the film wanted to release this political thriller in Feb 2021 but due to the covid-19 pandemic in India, it was indefinitely postponed and in Aug 2021 makers officially announced that it will release on 1 October 2021 worldwide.
Sai who is the main antagonist in the film as a collector created mayhem among the politicians in this political thriller. Filming commenced in Mid 2020 and the dubbing for the film started on 21 June 2021. Mani Sharma is the music composer of the film.
Now you can catch Sai Dharam in Republic on Zee 5 from 26 Nov:
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Republic Star Cast
Makers first cast the actress Nivetha Pethuraj for the film later she was replaced by Aishwarya Rajesh.
- Sai Dharam Tej is the main lead, playing a collector, who stand still against the powerful politicians
- Ramya Krishna, playing a corrupt politician called Vishakha Vani,
- Aishwarya Rajesh is playing a crucial role called Myra Hanson
- Jagapathi Babu will also be seen in a public servant role.
Other actors are Subbaraju, Rahul Ramakrishna, Sai Dheena. The film is bankrolled by J.Bhagawan, J. Pullarao, and is made under the banners of JB Entertainments, and Zee Studios.
Film’s Teaser first launched on 5 April 2021 announcing its release date and its trailer was released on 22 Sept 2021 on Distributors official YouTube channel Zee Studios and it has surpassed 1 cr+ view in just 6 days with 4 lakh likes.
Viewers are loving the trailer as it is based on politics and appreciating the Fearless performance of Sai Dharam Tej, his dialogue from the film that,” Collectors are the supreme authority of a district” is being loved by the mass audience.
Watch Republic Trailer:
Republic Movie Budget
Several reports suggest that an ensemble star cast including Ramya Krishna, Jagapatthi Naidu, Sai Dharam Tej, and Aishwarya Rajesh starrer this film’s budget would be around 40-45cr of the film, though, the makers didn’t announce it officially.
The storyline of the film revolves around an honest district collector who exposed the wrongdoings of corrupt politicians. Sai Dharam Tej is looking in top form this time, his emotional fans are eagerly waiting for the film after he met with an accident in Delhi on 12 September, now he is fine.
The story shows how the politician first begged the votes from the general public then turned a blind eye, It can be seen in the trailer that the screenplay and dialogues are apt in the film and already attracting viewers. Jagapathi Babu who has done almost 160 films in south cinema is doing a civil servant role.