Jai Bolo Telengana: Its Indian epic story of Ramayana.
Director: N Shankar
Cast: Jagapathi Babu, Smruthi Irani
The first Friday of the New Year has the South Indian film industry offering a piece from history. Jai Bolo Telengana is director N.Shankar’s take on the history of the region which has its mention in the Indian epic story of Ramayana. In an earlier statement made to the media, filmmaker N. Shankar had said that he will cast only actors who belong to the Telengana region of Andhra Pradesh because they will be able to relate to the sentiments attached to the film and its story.
However, N.Shankar seems to have forgotten about his word and he has cast Jagapathi Babu in the lead. Though Jagapathi Babu is a Telugu film actor, he does not hail from the Telengana region and therefore is not associated with its turbulent history. In Jai Bolo Telengana, Jagapathi Babu plays a freedom fighter who will be part of the peasant revolt that rocked the state of Andhra Pradesh in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
Also joining Jagapathi Babu in the star cast of Jai Bolo Telengana is actress Smruthi Irani who plays the role of Telengana Talli in N.Shankar’s New Year offering. N Shankar has impressed the audience and critics alike with his previous ventures and Jai Bolo Telengana is also expected to do well.