Bharat Ane Nenu Is Actually 5 Hours Film: Koratala Siva


We have seen 2 hrs films, 4 hrs films and 3 hrs films. Never Telugu Cinema went on to give 5 hrs and 6 hrs films. Bharat Ane Nenu could have been first of its kind.

Koratala Siva talked about the film at Bharat Bahiranga Sabha, Bharat’s first public meeting at length. He looked highly confident and sure about the result of the film.

He said, “I narrated Bharat Ane Nenu story to Mahesh Babu at an health resort. I told him the first half for 2 hrs 30 minutes and second half for another 2 hrs 30 minutes.

“Mahesh liked the story and said, it would be great if movie will also be 5 hrs length. I was actually afraid that he will scold me for too lengthy narration but he did just opposite.

“The movie story is too big but we brought it to the best possible concised form and Mahesh Babu has put his everything into it. If he likes a story and believes in it, he does that,” said the director.

Koratala Siva about the producer Danayya said, “DVV Danayya, producer of the movie, asked me for a grand and big film. So, I went ahead and made him spend a lot on the film. After watching MS Dhoni film, I recruited Kiara Advani, because I liked her and thought she is perfect for the role.”