Actress Varalaxmi Sarathkumar is now one of the busiest actresses in South India with numerous projects in her basket across multiple languages including Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada. The actress was last seen on screens in Kaatteri which hit the theaters under the direction of film maker Deekay with actor Vaibhav in the lead role. The entertainer failed to impress the audience. But the actress has put that behind her, and is currently busy shooting for her upcoming pan Indian flick titled Sabari in which she will be essaying the lead role. The drama is directed by debutant story teller Anil Katz. The flick was launched with a small pooja ceremony, and the production unit had shared the first look poster of the movie on social media. Now, we have an interesting update on the project.
The flick which went on floors some time ago has now reached its final leg of shoot. The team recently shot crucial portions of the movie in Kodaikanal for 14 days in scenic locations. The team shot a few action sequences choreographed by masters Nandu and Noor, and a song choreographed by master Suchitra Chandra Bose. The production team is in full preparation mode to enter the final leg of shoot which is set to take place in Visakhapatnam soon.
Earlier talking about the entertainer, director Anil Katz said, “Sabari will be an intense psychological thriller. There is a bit of an emotional aspect to the film as well. The story is set at the backdrop of a hill station. We have all seen what kind of a performer actress Varalaxmi Sarathkumar has been for years now. In Sabari, she will be seen in a role that she has never played before in her entire career. Her part goes through a wide range of emotions. Actor Ganesh Venkatraman will be essaying Varalaxmi Sarathkumar’s love interest. The equation between Varalaxmi Sarathkumar and Mime Gopi will be an interesting one to watch.” The production team is planning on wrapping up the flick before December as they are eying to bring the drama to the theaters for Pongal. The entertainer will be released in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi.
Besides actress Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Sabari has actors Ganesh Venkatraman, Shashank Siddhamsetty, Mime Gopi, Harish Chandra, Sunayana, Rajshree Nair, Prabhu, Raghava, Krishnateja, Baby Kritika, Bindu Pagidimarri, Ashrita, Vemuganti, Harshini Koduru, Archana Anant, Kamakshi Bhaskarla, Ravi, and Baby Niveksha essaying various other supporting roles. The musical department of the entertainer has been handed over to music director Gopi Sundar. Cinematographer Nani Chamidisetty has been behind the camera for the drama. Editor Dharmendra Kakaraka has been bestowed with the responsibility to edit the movie. The venture is funded by Mahendranath Koondla for the production house Maha Movies.
On the work front, actress Varalaxmi Sarathkumar who was seen in Kaatteri in her last outing is gearing up for the release of her next Tamil Telugu bilingual drama titled Yashoda helmed by directors Hari Shankar and Harish Narayan in which she has shared the screen space with actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu. The actress is currently busy shooting for her upcoming Tamil ventures christened Pirandhal Parasakthi under the direction of story teller Om Vijay, and Colors directed by Nissar. The actress is also busy shooting for her next Telugu ventures christened Hanu Man filmed by storyteller Prasanth Varma, and for NBK 107 helmed by Gopichand Malineni in which she will be collaborating with actor Nandamuri Balakrishna, and for her Kannada venture christened Lagaam. Besides these projects, the actress also has Pamban scripted by film maker A. Venkatesh in post-production getting fine-tuned for release.