The first look poster of Telugu film Gauthamiputra Satakarni, the ambitious new film starring actor Nandamuri Balakrishna, was released late on June 10. The actor aces as a warrior in the midst of a battle field. The side-angle shot shows just the face, bruised, muddied and a tad exhausted. Scenes from the battlefield with horse-borne fighters and flags fill up the rest of the frame with Balakrishna’s face dominating it.
The actor, who celebrated his birthday on June 10, will be seen in the role of an unsung warrior from Satavahana dynasty (2nd century CE), situated in the present-day Deccan plateau.
At first instance, the 56-year old Balakrishna looks a bit old for a ferocious warrior. We have seen quite a few of them in popular Indian cinema of late (Ranveer as Bajirao, Prabhas as Amarendra Baahubali and Rana as Bhallaladeva).Still it’s too early to comment on what the film is about.
The historical drama, which will also be the actor’s 100th, will be directed by National Award-winning filmmaker Krish and will also star Hema Malini and Kabir Bedi. South Indian actor Shriya Saran will be Balakrishna’s leading lady.
Being shot now, the next schedule of the film will begin in Hyderabad on Balakrishna’s return from the US. The actor is in the US to attend a charity-related event.