After 3 years of making and several months of postponement of the film’s release, Gunasekhar’s ambitious historic 3D film, Rudramadevi, released this morning. The film got fair word of mouth from the early morning premiers and looks all set to collect big over the weekend.
Gunasekhar made Rudramadevi with a budget of more than 80 crores. During the film’s making in these three years, the director faced several financial hardships, which continued till the release date. Gunasekhar’s brave battle against all difficulties earned him enough supporters from Tollywood.
Senior producer Thummalapalli Ramasatyanarayana, who produced Ram Gopal Varma’s Ice Cream series, was so moved by Gunasekhar’s resilience, that he went on to write an open letter to Megastar Chiranjeevi, requesting him to delay Bruce Lee’s release by at least a week, so that Gunasekhar and the distributors can earn their investments.
Quoting how the makers of Srimanthudu delayed their film to ensure Baahubali collect decent revenue, the producer asked Chiru why he has planned to release his comeback film, Bruce Lee, while Rudramadevi, for which he has given voice-over, has just released. It will be interesting to see how Chiru would react to this request.