Natasimha Nandamuri Balakrishna’s historical 100th film Gautamiputra Satakarni is helmed by the National Award winning director Jagarlamuldi Krish and produced by Y. Rajeev Reddy and Jagarlamudi Saibabu on First Frame Entertainments banner. The prestigious project completed its entire shooting part by yesterday evening and the producers are delighted to announce the breaking of the pumpkin. Krish shot the last scene on Balakrishna, Shriya Saran and Hema Malini yesterday at RFC. On this happy occasion of wrapping up the entire production, the producers are delighted to update the media and audience about the rapid progress of their high budget project.
“We’ve officially announced Gautamiputra Satakarni on April 8, 2016, at Ugadi festival celebrations in Andhra Pradesh’s new Capital City Amaravathi. Later the film was officially launched in Hyderabad in the presence of dignitaries like Telangana CM K.C.R., Minister T. Harish Rao, Chiranjeevi, Venkatesh, Raghavendra Rao, Dasari Narayana Rao and many other distinguished guests list. Our first schedule was a tough grind in Morocco’s Atlas Studio and Varu Georges capturing the interval war scenes. Management of 1000 junior artists, 200 horses, and camels used in this schedule was challenging. We wrapped the schedule in 14 days working 14 to 16 hours per day.
Rigorous second schedule began near Chilkur Balaji temple from May 30 comprised a massive naval battle. The elaborate setting of ships and vessels erected here are easily one of the biggest seen grandeur in Telugu cinema in recent times. New third schedule kicked off in Georgia from July 4th capturing yet another mind blowing climax war sequence. Satavahana soldiers fight with Greeks in the hefty battle composed in scenic locations of Mount Kazbeg in Georgia, close to the Russian border where a 1000 soldiers, 300 horses and 20 chariots were used.
The fourth schedule began on August 29 in Madhya Pradesh and lasted till September 20 is a show of royal Satavahana saga with devotional Rajasuya Yagam, important scenes on the lead cast and also a song. Later on, minor patch works followed by the entry of Shivaraj Kumar and canning a song in Brinda Master Choreography were all memorable experiences. Neetu Lulla’s styling is a scintillating work.
In parallel, there was a lot of appreciation for Gautamiputra Satakarni first looks posters and promotional teaser crossing 3 Million views, first ever for a senior Telugu cinema superstar. In this sojourn, we also had the privilege of meeting legendary Singer S.P. Balasubramaniam garu for recording a song with his nectar voice.Finally, we have entered the last day at shooting yesterday in between Balakrishna, Hema Malini and Shriya Saran and broke the pumpkin.
Making of Gautamiputra Satakarni is not a simple mechanical journey. We had numerous unforgettable moments to cherish for life long. This visual grandeur could not have been possible without the support and dedication from the entire team.On this emotionally rewarding occasion, I would like to thank and congratulate every member of Gautamiputra Satakarni team, from the light boy or office boy to director Krish and hero Balakrishna for their distinctive commitment and superlative support. Media friends always served a backbone in fulfilling our endeavors by helping every detail and update of Gautamiputra Satakarni reach Fans and common audience. Their dynamism at dispersing the information encouraged us on every step. Without hardcore Balakrishna Fan base and cinema loving audience, Gautamiputra Satakarni isn’t possible. They are real motivation force behind Krish, Balayya Babu to work in best of their strengths.
Beyond all, distributors and buyers from all areas in India and abroad are an underpinning energy in completing the production earlier by one day in just 79 days. We promise you to deliver a top quality visual feast with post production teams working round the clock to deliver the output enabling us for January second week release,” producers said.