Earlier this year, director Pasupuleti Venkata Ramana announced “Chandrodayam” (Rise of the Moon), a biopic on Naidu, the CM of Andhra Pradesh. Written and directed by Ramana, it was reported that the movie was set to go on floors in August. The movie currently is under production and is slated for a December release.
Just a few months after this announcement was made, it appears that Madhura Sreedhar Reddy, a software engineer-turned- filmmaker realized that the Chief Minister of Telangana could not be left behind. In a press meet on 20 October, Reddy announced that he will be directing a biopic on the life and times of KCR, as he is popularly called. The shooting is to start on 2 June, the Telangana Formation Day, next year and it is to release on the eve of KCR’s birthday in February 2018.
In this scenario, it would be interesting to see the light in which these films portray ‘the other’ chief minister. The yet-to-be-titled film on KCR is to be a feature film depicting his life from 2001, when he broke away from the Telugu Desam Party to float the Telangana Rashtra Samiti, after which his friendship with Naidu soured.