Mahesh Babu is one of the most celebrated actors in Telugu cinema. He has given us blockbusters like Okkadu, Pokiri and Businessman in the past. The actor will entertain us again with his upcoming release in 2018. Although the film is scheduled for summer, it has already become a hot topic of discussion among fans and critics alike. While there are numerous speculations about the movie’s title and the much awaited first look, here is a list that paints a clearer picture.
1. All About the Title
Rumors have been circulating for months that the movie is called “Bharat Ane Nenu.” The buzz started afresh when director Koratala Siva shared the first promotional poster on Twitter where the title read “#SSMB24″ instead. The crew has clarified that “Bharat Ane Nenu” was just one of the titles under consideration. For now, the filmmakers are calling it #SSMB24 because it is Mahesh Babu‘s 24th film. They will announce the official title on Republic Day as an audio byte at 7 A.M. They will also share the first look of the film on the same day.
2. A Political Drama About the Issues Within the Education System
Produced by DVV Danayya, #SSMB24 is a political drama that delves into multiple contemporary issues. The film explores the flaws within the current education system. It also questions the exorbitant fee structures of educational institutions. Reportedly, Koratala Siva’s concern over education in both the Telugu-speaking states inspired him to make this movie.
3. Mahesh Babu will Appear as a Chief Minister
Mahesh Babu would play the role of a chief minister in #SSMB24. Mahesh has played a diverse range of characters before including a rock-star and an undercover agent. However, this would be the first film where the Tollywood heart-throb would appear as a politician. As fans get excited to watch him in his new serious avatar, the movie also has several light-hearted moments to look forward to.
4. Kiara Advani Will Play The Female Lead
Kiara Advani, who rose to fame with M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, is making her Telugu debut with this movie. She will appear as the leading lady in #SSMB24. Just like the other female characters in the earlier films by Koratala Siva, Kiara’s role too is going to have an interesting characterization.
5. Mahesh Babu Made His Instagram Debut for the Film
It is evident that the makers of the film are going the unique way for its promotions. The announcement of the title and sharing the first look aside, the lead actor has finally taken to Instagram this very month as another promotional step. Hence, he will share his first post on January 26, the day when the official title will be revealed.
The actor worked with Koratala Siva in the 2015 blockbuster Srimanthudu. Considering the immense success of their previous collaboration, expectations for #SSMB24 are high.