Kodi Ramakrishna is set to expose the ill effects of society on people's lives in his upcoming action-thriller Rani Ranamma. But the director clarifies that the movie is not about the situation in Sri Lanka. He believes there is so much happening around us and that needs to be retold on the big screen.
Kodi Ramakrishna told IANS, "We have so many incidents happening around us that could be very well made into a film, but we always prefer making love stories. The story of the film will make one feel like it's their own story because anybody can easily relate to it." He added, "I will show how society can turn a common man into a beast through the film. Our lives depend on the society we live in."
The story of Rani Ranamma is set against the backdrop of Sri Lanka. When asked about whether the story has anything to do with the ongoing controversy in Sri Lanka, he said, "It's not about what is happening in Sri Lanka. It's a fictional story set there for a particular reasons that will be revealed in the film. When people would watch the film, I'm sure they would understand why I chose to use Sri Lanka as a backdrop."
Rani Ranamma is produced by R Ramachandra Raju under the banner of Shailaja Productions and SA Rajkumar will compose music for the movie. Arjun Sarja and Lakshmi Rai play the lead in the film, while the rest of the cast will be finalised soon. It is likely to release as a Dussehra treat.