Shooting of Batukamma directed by T Prabhakar and produced by Ponugoti Saraswati Rammohana Rao and Mokkapati Vanaja Chandrasekhar Rao under the banner of Kakatiya Films was launched at Meedikonda village near Warangal on August 25. Telangana Rashtra Samiti State secretary Venugopala Reddy gave he clap, while former MP Jangareddy switched on the camera for the muhurat shot. Warangal mayor Errabilli Swarna and MLA Mandadi Satyanarayana Reddy also participated in the function.
Speaking on the occasion, the producers said, 'The people of Telangana know well about their regional festival 'Batukamma'. But we are bringing out the film to enlighten the people of other regions about the greatness of the festival. We will shoot the film in Hyderabad, Warangal and its surrounding areas. We are planning to release the film in November.' Director Prabhakar said, 'Several artistes from Telangana would play roles in the movie. So far we have recorded 11 songs. Of them six songs would be released by 'Vijayadasami' and other would be released before the release of the film in the form of two different cassettes. Festivals were not for fun and happiness. They uphold the tradition and culture of a particular region. Especially particular festivals would have a special place in the hearts of the people of a particular region and Batukamma is one such festival.' Heroine Sindhu Tulani said, 'I learnt about the tradition and culture of Telangana region well before joining the film.'
Camera : Adusumilli Vijaykumar, Lyrics : Gorati Venkanna, Andesri, Chaitanya, Maghapuri Rajamouli, Story, screenplay, music and direction : T Prabhakar. Presenter : Dr D Rajeswara Rao