Kannappa: Vishnu Manchu’s Epic

Here are the details about the movie “Kannappa”:

  • Language: Telugu
  • Genre: Fantasy drama
  • Director: Mukesh Kumar Singh
  • Production Companies: AVA Entertainment and 24 Frames Factory
  • Release Date: Expected in 2024
  • Plot: The film is based on the legend of Kannappa, an ardent devotee of Hindu god Shiva. originally an atheist hunter, becomes a devoted follower of Lord Shiva and even plucks out his own eyes as an act of extreme devotion.
  • Cast:
    • Vishnu Manchu plays the title role.
    • Mohanlal appears in a cameo as Lord Brahma.
    • Akshay Kumar also has a cameo as Lord Vishnu.
    • Prabhas makes a cameo appearance as Lord Shiva.
    • Other cast members include Preity Mukhundhan, R. Sarathkumar, Brahmanandam, Madhoo, Devaraj, Aishwarya, Mukesh Rishi, Rahul Madhav, Kaushal Manda, Raghu Babu, Arpit Ranka, and Saptagiri.
  • Development:
    • The film is based on the mythological story of Kannappa and took nearly a decade to materialize.
    • Actor, screenwriter, and director Tanikella Bharani initially worked on a period drama film set in the 14th century titled “Bhaktha Kannappa” with Sunil in the role of Kannappa.
    • Actor-producer Vishnu Manchu later announced his production company’s collaboration with an American company to produce a film titled “Kannappa Katha”.
    • The film was formally launched in August 2023, and principal photography began in New Zealand in September 2023.
    • The screenplay is based on a story developed by Paruchuri Gopala Krishna, Eshwar Reddy, G. Nageswara Reddy, and Thota Prasad.
  • Music: The original score and songs are being composed by Stephen Devassy and Mani Sharma.
  • Release Languages: Besides Telugu, the film is expected to be dubbed and released in Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi, and English.

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