Banner : NTR Arts
Cast : Kalyan Ram, Sana Khan, Saranya Mohan, ‘Kick’ Shyam, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Raghava, Sameer, Jhansi, Telangana Sakuntala, Satya Krishna, Vijayaranga Raja, etc.
Story: Vakkantam Vamsi
Dialogues: M Ratnam
Camera: Sarvesh Murari
Fights: Ram –Lakshman
Choreography: Prem Rakshit, Amma Rjasekhar, Suchitra Chandra Bose, Dinesh
Editing: Gautham Raju
Music Director : Mani Sharma
Producer : Kalyan Ram
Director : Mallikarjun
If one remembers ‘Athanokkade’, they will not forget how that movie was given shape in Tollywood. It was when Kalyan Ram wanted to test the rough waters with his own production house ‘NTR Arts’. This movie ‘Athanokkade’, under Surender Reddy’s direction was a super duper hit giving the much desired confidence to Kalyan Ram’s movie career. He later gave another hit through ‘Hey Ram’. These are the two successful movies among the seven movies he produced under NTR Arts banner. During this period he has accumulated enough well wishers in the industry.
Mallikarjun gave a flop through ‘Abhimanyu’, but now Kalyan Ram has considered the same director for his present film ‘Kalyan Ram Kathi’. Kalyan Ram is going to be seen as a football player for the first time in his career. This indicates that the film is on soccer backdrop. In the past, we have seen Chiranjeevi as a football player in ‘Vijetha’ which was an inspiring and heart-touching film. Now we need to see how Kalyan Ram leaves an impression in the minds of the people compared to that of Chiranjeevi’s.
The Aasthana musician for Nandamuri family, Mani Sharma, who has been part of most of their successful ventures, has scored music in this film also. This music which was recently released has already been a success especially the songs ‘Jai Jai Ram’ and ‘Naatu Kodi Koora’.
The southern dame, ‘Vinayakudu’ fame Saranya Mohan is playing Kalyan Ram’s sister and the northern import Sana Khan is debuting in Telugu through this flick. Sana Khan is a popular model and she did few item numbers in Hindi and Tamil. She is also playing an important role in Nagarjuna’s ‘Gaganam’. This is the first time she is playing the leading role in a film. Time only will say whether she will become yet another Mumaith Khan or a full fledged heroine. ‘Kick’ fame Shyam, who is doing well in Tamil films is playing a very important role in this film.
Sarvesh Murari’s remarkable work on ‘Anukokunda Oka Roju’ proved the beginning of his enduring film career and since then, the cinematographer has remained behind the camera for quite a few films including Ravi Teja’s super duper hit, ‘Vikramarkudu’. Going by the results of the past projects one can expect a feast for eyes from the latest equipments owned by him.
With Nandamuri’s family already enjoying three hits through ‘Adhurs’, ‘Simha’ and ‘Brindavanam’ and the music having found its success path, will ‘Kalyan Ram Kathi’ be the fourth one?