As Balakrishna sharpens his sword for his 100th movie Gautamiputra Satakarani, the filmmaker on Tuesday released a grand teaser of the movie, which is slated to be screened worldwide during Sankranti next year. The 56-second teaser, which looks breathtaking with high production values, gives us a quick glimpse of the unsung ruler from the Satavahana dynasty – Satakarni.
Directed by National Award-winning filmmaker Krish Jagarlamudi, this movie features Balakrishna playing the titular role as Satakarani with some visually appealing war sequences. The actor was also seen riding a horse and brandishing a sword smeared with blood, redefining all the roles he has played until now.
Actor Shriya Saran will be paring with him as the female lead in the movie. It is also her second film in such a combination with him. The film also features popular Bollywood actor Hema Malini playing the role of Satakarni’s mother. Chiranthan Bhatt is rendering music for the film, which is being bankrolled by First Frame Entertainments on a budget of Rs 70 crore.
Earlier this month, actor Nithin’s production house had clinched the distribution rights of the film for Nizam area. “Happy to announce that we will be distributing the prestigious N.B.K gari 100th film GAUTAMIPUTRA SATAKARNI for Nizam area… Thank you Krish and Rajeev garu,” Nithin officially had announced.
Balakrishna, after recent titles like Legend, Lion and Simha, will be seen in a completely new look for this film.
With double the budget of his highest grosser, the movie is a much-awaited treat for his fan-base and for himself too.