Rigorous Research Behind ‘Rudramadevi’

Posted : September 7, 2014 at 10:19 pm IST by ManaTelugu


Director Gunasekhar has finally wrapped up the shooting of his magnum opus ‘Rudramadevi’, featuring Anushka in the titular role. When he rushed to produce this big and risky budgeted flick, there was little disapproval from trade circle as to why he is doling out such budget for this improperly weaved history. Guna has answers anyway.

Revealing the facts that led him to make Rudramadevi, Gunasekhar said, ‘By 2002 itself I had a fully prepared solid-version of Rudramadevi on paper. But I took ten years for more research and get facts from historians, scholars and books in libraries. I’ve sealed the script in 2012 and started pre-production work’. This clears the fact that Gunasekhar hasn’t weaved his ‘story’ of Kakatiya queen’s history in just 3 months like they do for regular commercial movies. From jewelry to weapons, costumes to chariots, palaces to wars, everything is close to history and accurate in Rudramadevi.

This film is simultaneously being shot in stereoscopic 3D and regular 2D format. Currently visual effects work is going at brisk pace, and ‘Rudramadevi’ might see light in December 2014. Get ready to watch yet another historical and fantastical magic from Gunasekhar after his ‘Bala Ramayanam’.