Rana Daggubati will appear as Bandev in the upcoming film Aranya, directed by Prabu Solomon. A trailer for Aranya was released recently in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages. The trailer shows Bandev walking among the elephants and looks to be a part of the herd. As the trailer progresses, things take a turn for the worse when a corporate entity walls off a section of the forest which is used by the elephant herd to graze. The move by the corporate entity enrages the elephants, tribals, naxals and Bandev. How the multiple communities who depend on the jungle come together to overthrow the corporate entity in a battle for good and saving the elephants forms the story of Aranya.
Movie Name: Aranya (Telugu)
Cast: Rana Daggubati, Vishnu Vishal, Zoya Hussain, Shriya Pilgaonkar
Produced: Eros Motion Pictures
Directed: Prabu Solomon
Story & screenplay: Prabu Solomon
Dialogues & lyrics: Vanamaali
Director of photography: A.R.Ashok Kumar
Music: Shantanu Moitra
Sound design: Resul Pookutty
Background score: Shantanu Moitra & George Joseph
Production design: Mayur Sharma
Costumes: Kirti Kolwankar & Maria Tharakan
Aranya Telugu Movie Review:
Aranya follows the story of Narendra Bhupathi (Rana Daggubati) aka Aranya who takes the oath from his father to protect the forest and the wild life. However, Aranya faces a critical challenge when a bewitching real estate company decides to build a township in the forest reserve and builds a wall preventing the wildlife from drinking water.
The opening shows a breathtaking view of the forest with animal roars and wind rustling sounds in the background. Aranya takes you into the wildlife, as the movie progresses with the elements of struggle and fighting in a subtle way. The sufferings the innocent creature experiences is heart wrenching to watch. However even an innocent creature reaches its threshold and will revert to fighting to get what belongs to them, this intense scene is the heart and soul of the film.
Aranya (Rana Daggubati) is spot on with his body language and expressions. His cocked up ears and how he converses with the elephants and the birds using sign language, makes one step into their shoes and feel their emotions. Rana literally transformed himself into a man of the forest. Singa (Vishnu Vishal) and Raghu babu, the comedy between them is hilarious. Zoya Hussain and Shriya Pilgaonker deserve appreciation for their endearing performances.
Aranya is a visual treat, the spectacular views and the camera work by the makers is wonderful. Watching Aranya for the strong plot might be one reason, but the visualization is everything for the film. Apart from the star cast, the prime highlight in the film are the elephants, their emotions and the pain they carry, were beautifully captured and enticingly portrayed.
Aranya is a movie which questions humans on the behalf of innocent creatures. With the stellar performance from the dynamic cast and the even more dynamic elephants, Aranya is heartwarming to watch.
Watch The Aranya Movie Teaser
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