The teaser of Varun Tej Konidela’s Telugu film Valmiki is set to drop online this Independence Day, the filmmakers have revealed. A Telugu remake of the hit Tamil movie Jigarthanda, the film also stars Pooja Hegde and Atharvaa in the lead roles. The movie is slated to arrive in cinemas on Independence Day.
Directed by Harish Shankar, who has previously helmed Duvvada Jagannadham, Subramanyam for Sale, Ramayya Vastavayya, Gabbar Singh, Mirapakai and Shock, the film is bankrolled by Ram Achanta and Gopi Achanta under the 14 Reels Plus Banner. “The madness begins in two days! Stay tuned for #ValmikiTeaser,” Varun, the lead actor of the movie, took to his social media handle to share.
Varun Tej was last seen in F2 – Fun and Frustration, sharing screen space with Tamannaah Bhatia, Mehreen Pirzada and Venkatesh. The film was a box-office blockbuster.
Jigarthanda, the original Tamil movie was released in 2014 and had starred actor Siddharth, Bobby Simha and Lakshmi Memon in the lead. It was helmed by Karthik Subbaraj. The film was a box-office hit and also won two National Film Awards.
Varun Tej would be essaying the role of a gangster in the movie. Devi Sri Prasad would be composing the music for the movie. Incidentally, Jigarthanda was also remade in Kannada in 2016 with the actors Rahul, Samyukta Hornad and P. Ravishankar and the venture was backed by Kichcha Sudeep.