Malini 22 Vijayawada Press Meet
Nithya Menon and Krish Sattar’s ‘Malini 22 Vijayawada’ is the Telugu remake version of super hit Malayalam movie directed by Sri Priya. Raj Kumar Setupathy is producing it in Telugu under Rajkumar Theaters Pvt Ltd. A press meet was held in Hyderabad on Monday to brief the film’s details.
Nithya Menon participated in the press meet. She said, “Director Sri Priya wanted to convey a big message to audience through this film. We have discussed about the common issues in present society in this film. This film will be the answer for those who asked me why I’m not doing female oriented movies. The movie will definitely run for 100 days. This movie is for women and those men who support women.”
Krish said, “Presently we are hearing and reading news about lot of atrocities on women. This film discusses about all those issues. The director showed how to eradicate such crimes in the society.”
Director Sri Priya said, “The Telugu version is not exactly the same as Malayalam movie. We have made few changes and gave a strong message. Naresh’s character is the highlight. It will be a good film in his career. Krish also gave a wonderful performance. Vijaya Nirmala garu is the inspiration to many in the industry. The audience is sure to talk about Nithya’s character.”
Naresh said, “I played a very good role in this film. I’m very happy for having worked with Sri Priya. As far as I know, this is first of its kind film in Telugu. The film belongs to a new genre on entertainment backdrop. It’s a movie mixed with horror and thriller elements.”
Producer Rajkumar Sethupathy said, “Malini 22 is a very big hit in Malayalam. We have acquired the rights of Tamil and Telugu and redoing it. My mother and grandmother hail from Kurnool district. Earlier I did films like ‘Andala Rasi’, ‘Chekumuki’ and ‘Manasaveena’.”
Dialogue writer Umerjee said, “The dialogues in this film have come out well. My husband supported me in penning dialogues for this film. Hence we have included his name also in titles and given the credit.”
Other star cast is Kota Srinivasa Rao, Kovai Sarala, Naresh, Vidhyuraman, Anjali Rao, AC Murali, Janaki, Chandra, etc.
Camera: Manoj Pillai; editor: Bhavan Srikumar; music: Aravind-Shankar; songs: Ananth Sriram; dialogues: Anuradha Umerjee, Gautham Kashyap; art: Prem Nivaas; executive producers: Suresh Balaji and George Pias.