The upcoming Telugu movie Uppena is gearing up for the big release in just a few days and the makers recently hosted a pre release event, which was attended by Chiranjeevi as chief guest. Directed by Buchi Babu, the film stars Vaisshnav Tej and Krithi Shetty in lead roles. Vijay Sethupathi will be seen as the main antagonist, who is essaying the role of Krithi Shetty’s father.
In the event, Megastar Chiranjeevi appreciated the entire team of Uppena and heaped praises on Vijay Sethupathi calling him a great human being and a versatile actor of the Indian film industry. Chiranjeevi also said he fell in love with Vijay Sethupathi’s character (Bhavani) in his recent release Thalapathy Vijay’s Master. He added, “During Sye Raa shooting in Georgia, I heard a large crowd turned up at the shooting spot and later learned that they were all Vijay’s fans (sic.)”
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Uppena is touted to be a rustic action love story and reportedly, the movie will explore the evils of honor killings which took place in Andhra Pradesh. Uppena will mark the debut of Panja Vaisshnav, the nephew of Chiranjeevi and brother of Sai Dharam Tej. The film also marks the debut of Krithi Shetty in Tollywood, who is the leading lady. The film is bankrolled by popular filmmaker Sukumar, in association with Mythri Movie Makers. Uppena is all set for its theatrical release on February 12th, 2021.