Rudramadevi, the powerful Telugu queen of 13th century, comes alive

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Rudramadevi is a new Telugu film based on the life of powerful Telugu queen, Rani Rudramadevi. She is, perhaps, the most powerful ruler of the Kakatiya dynasty who ruled the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh regions in the 13th century. And playing the lead role is actor Anushka Shetty. What's interesting that in the 13th century India, a woman ruled such an important tract of India. But, given the norms of the day, Rudramadevi's father has to conduct a Putrika ceremony and designate her as a son. It was then that she was crowned the ruler.

Rudramadevi is a new Telugu film based on the life of powerful Telugu queen, Rani Rudramadevi. She is, perhaps, the most powerful ruler of the Kakatiya dynasty who ruled the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh regions in the 13th century. And playing the lead role is actor Anushka Shetty. What's interesting that in the 13th century India, a woman ruled such an important tract of India. But, given the norms of the day, Rudramadevi's father has to conduct a Putrika ceremony and designate her as a son. It was then that she was crowned the ruler.

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Actor Rana Daggubati plays Chalukya Veerabhadra, Rudramadevi's husband. He was an eastern Chalukyan prince from Nidadavolu in modern-day Andhra Pradesh.

Actor Rana Daggubati plays Chalukya Veerabhadra, Rudramadevi's husband. He was an eastern Chalukyan prince from Nidadavolu in modern-day Andhra Pradesh.

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Popular actor Allu Arjun plays Gona Ganna Reddy, military chief of the Kakatiya dynasty. From the look of it, he seems to be a revolutionary leader and a rebel.

Popular actor Allu Arjun plays Gona Ganna Reddy, military chief of the Kakatiya dynasty. From the look of it, he seems to be a revolutionary leader and a rebel.

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Rudramadevi is being made at an estimated budget Rs 50 crore, the biggest for a heroine-oriented period drama in India. The film is directed by Gunasekhar and stars Anushka Shetty, Rana Daggubati, Allu Arjun and Prakash Raj. The music is composed by the maestro Ilaiyaraaja and the art direction is by artist Thotta Tharani.

Rudramadevi is being made at an estimated budget Rs 50 crore, the biggest for a heroine-oriented period drama in India. The film is directed by Gunasekhar and stars Anushka Shetty, Rana Daggubati, Allu Arjun and Prakash Raj. The music is composed by the maestro Ilaiyaraaja and the art direction is by artist Thotta Tharani.

UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2014 09:30 PM IST
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