Production company Gemini Film Circuit's Telugu version of the hit Hindi film Lage Raho Munnabhai, Shankar Dada Zindabad was launched today at Annapurna Studios.
"Shankar Dada Zindabad will have some mass elements without diluting the actual story of Lage Raho Munnabhai which was a total class film." Writer Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao said "The literal translation of the Telugu proverbs into English were a smash hit in the earlier film so we have continued with the same style in this movie with some added punch."
"This is my third film with both Prabhu Deva and Chiranjeevi" Music director Devi Sri Prasad said "And this is their first film together, that means I have to delivery my best and I am confidant that I can do that".
"Gandhiji is a true mass leader" writer Paruchuri Gopala Krishna said "He is the person who managed to wake up the whole nation to fight for our independence. A sensible film like this deserves a director like Prabhu Deva and that is why he was chosen for this project. This film has more entertainment value then the original Hindi film".
"Shankar Dada's character is tailor made for me" Chiranjeevi, who is portraying the title role, said "With his kind of sensitivity and poetic narration of a story I am sure Prabhu Deva can easily mold the added mass elements, dances and fights, into the film with out deviating away from the story's actual message of Gandhism. The film will further strengthen my social image with the message that it will propagate. Pawan Kalyan will do a guest appearance in this film that same way he did in Shankar Dada MBBS. He will portray the role that Abhishek Bachchan did in Lage Raho Munnabhai."
Cast: Chiranjeevi, Srikanth.
Crew: Dialogues: Paruchuri Brothers; Cinematography: Chota K Naidu; Art: Ashok; Editor: Marthand K Venkatesh; Music: Devi Sri Prasad; Producer: Gemini Film Circuit; Director: Prabhu Deva.