Hyderabad: He made successful Telugu romantic films such as Jayam, Chitram and Nuvvu Nenu. However, cinematographer-turned-director Dharma Teja has moved away from his favourite theme as his upcoming film 1000 Abaddalu is based on an ancient Telugu legend. The makers of the film have recently unleashed its posters on internet.
Talking to IANS, Dharma Teja said, "I wouldn't say I have given up on the idea of romance. I will revisit it in the future, but currently I'm busy concentrating on my upcoming film based on a proverb with regards to Indian weddings. The proverb says that to materialise a marriage, one can tell 1000 lies." He added, "What happens when one of the characters decides to use the proverb literally? This forms the rest of the story."
Dharma Teja, who understands the taste of Telugu audience well, says that he has tried out something different from the regular kind of films in his upcoming movie 1000 Abaddalu. The director said, "Audiences are looking for different kind of films, and as a filmmaker I need to respect that. Following the response to my last film, I set out to do something off the beaten path."
Sairam Shankar, who has earlier acted and directed several hit Telugu movies, is now making his comeback as a hero with the movie 1000 Abaddalu.
Esther is playing the female lead alongside Sairam Shankar in the film 1000 Abaddalu.
The movie 1000 Abaddalu also features Nagababu, Kondavalasa, Hema and Babu Mohan in the supporting roles.
Besides direction, Dharam Teja has also penned the story and screenplay for the film 1000 Abaddalu. The story is about how the hero tries to perform a marriage by telling lies.
Paladugu Sunita is producing the film 1000 Abaddalu under the banner of Chitram Movies.
The film 1000 Abaddalu has five songs, which have already been shot. Ramana Gogula has composed music for these tracks. The audio launch of the movie will take place on April 15.
Rasool Ellore has handled the camera work for 1000 Abaddalu, which will release during summer holidays. Sources from the industry say that the film is expected to release on May 15.