When Shekhar Kapoor opined after chairing the National Film Awards jury that there is no such thing as regional cinema any longer, he hadn’t seen Mahesh Babu’s Bharat Ane Nenu’, a wish-fulfilment parable on a new political awakening, which has earned Rs 100 Cr in just 2 days. Currently the director and the entire team of BAN are on ninth cloud.
Koratala Siva who has delivered a series of hit movies like Mirchi in 2013, Srimanthudu in 2015, Janatha Garage in 2016 and now Bharat Ane Nenu, said, “We always knew BAN will strike a chord among the masses. Indian politics has hit an all-time low in many places. There is widespread disillusionment with the people we elect to represent us in the Parliament. Why is there no accountability in governance? This is what bothered me when I got down to writing Bharat Ane Nenu.”
The director added, “Seeing the impact of the film’s political message, now we are planning to dub BAN in other Indian languages including Hindi. We are taking the film to other parts of India apart from Telugu States.”