‘A Wednesday’ is ‘Eenadu’ in Telugu

Star attraction: Actors Kamal Haasan and Venkatesh at the launch of the logo of new film in city on Saturday.   | Photo Credit: — PHOTO: NAGARA GOPAL

Special Correspondent

Logo of the re-make of Bollywood hit unveiled

HYDERABAD: When two big stars appealed to people, saying, “Please allow us to act and not drown us in stardom,” the audience burnt into laughter.

That was from Kamal Haasan and our very own ‘Victory’ Venkatesh at a function where the logo of ‘Eenadu’, the Telugu re-make of Bollywood hit ‘A Wednesday’ was unveiled in the presence of Telugu tinseltown bigwigs like Dasari Narayana Rao and D. Rama Naidu.

It may be recalled that in the Telugu re-make of ‘A Wednesday’, Mr. Venkatesh plays the same role that Mammooty essayed in the Tamil version. Apart from acting in the re-makes, Mr. Kamal Haasan produces it on his Raajkamal banner.

The former Union Minister Mr. Dasari Narayana Rao asked filmmakers and actors alike to show inclination to a fair degree of experimentation. “For regular songs and fights, there are so many youngsters who are keen and capable, so those who have established themselves should do different cinema,” he said.

“Most good films are made by cheating the producer simply because otherwise, they would probably never have allowed any degree of experimentation,” Mr. Kamal Haasan said.

The bilingual re-makes are being directed by Chakri Toleti a film technology graduate who worked with Disney for a while. Dialogues of ‘Eenadu’ were penned by director Neelankanta of ‘Show’ fame, while music was scored by Shruti Haasan.

Interestingly, Mr. Chakri is also remembered as the boy who takes still pictures of Jayaprada and Mr. Kamal Haasan in the film ‘Sagara Sangamam’, years ago.