Superstar Mahesh Babu and Trivikram Srinivas have given us a sudden twist with the near confirmation of their project which is going to be Trivikram's next as a writer and Srinivas' directorial. The movie will be underway after Mahesh's current project Sarkaru Vaari Paata completes its shoot. But if we check the indications, it's not at all that surprising.
Exactly a year ago, Mahesh's next project after Sarileru Neekevvaru was still under a lot of speculation. Director was not confirmed. When it was going to start wasn't confirmed. Initially it was thought that the superstar will collaborate with Maharshi director but surprisingly Vamshi Paidipally went down the Pecking order. After a lot of suspense, on Superstar Krishna birthday, Sarkaru Vaari Paata was announced. We all know, meanwhile, how Covid-19 wreaked havoc with all the plans.
But the biggest twist of them all came out when S. S. Rajamouli made it clear that he'll be collaborating with superstar Mahesh after a decade long speculation and anticipation, for his next film after RRR. It was even made clear that. K. V. Vijayendra Prasad had worked on the story for the film during the break courtesy lockdown.
Since then, we here have been tracking all these developments with eagle eye and analysed how things will pan out and wrote that Mahesh' movie with Rajamouli won't start until late into the first half of 2022. Later based on several missed indicators (missed by others) we guesstimated that SSMB28 won't be with Rajamouli and in the interim between Sarkaru Vaari Paata and Rajamouli film he'll do a quickie with either of Anil Ravipudi (we initially thought it would be F3 - which later turned out wrong) or Vamshi Paidipally.
But our theory that Mahesh's next after Sarkaru will not be with Rajamouli but he'll do another film with a star director turned out true. As things turned out, Trivikram Srinivas film with Young Tiger NTR failed to materialise and he got a nod from Mahesh for an action entertainer Mahesh style. Now, we have found out many interesting details which we're sharing with you.
As expected, the untitled SSMB28 will be produced by Haarika & Hassine Creations. Mahesh Babu will join with at least 30% stake through GMB Entertainment. For this he'll be reducing his advance monetary remuneration.
In all probability, the formal announcement or the official launch of the film will be made on 31 May 2021 on the birthday of evergreen superstar Krishna. As per initial information either Pooja Hegde or Bollywood heroine might make her debut in Tollywood for Mahesh's movie as female lead. Trivikram Srinivas' current resident music director S. S. Thaman will compose the musical score. But there are some strong indications that senior music director Manisharma may join this team.
And finally, the regular shoot will start either in July last week or In early October as the plan is to release this movie in 2022 Summer. Watch this space for more exclusive updates.