A rugged and rustic story that has the vibes of Rangasthalam. The same rugged naturalism that’s similar to a Tamil feature film. And a star hero who’s giving competition to chameleon when it comes to his makeovers. The filmmaker, Sukumar, is about to spin his magic. His stories are universal and they are executed on par with Hollywood movies in all technicalities. So, when Pushpa was announced to be a pan-India film, nobody was surprised.
Apart from this Tollywood nativity, and a setting that connects to Tamil audience, this movie has another advantage even in the extreme case of this film may not be going to may not click with the North Indian audience. That ace up the sleeve of Sukumar and team is Allu Arjun’s popularity and craze in Kerala. So, with three out of 4 major South Indian states are assured to be intrigued by the film, we have the Kannada Crush Rashmika Mandanna as the female lead.
Now, to consolidate the Kerala market and to exploit Allu Arjun’s craze there, the makers have come up with the idea of roping in a Malayalam star for this film. In Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo too Jayaram played a crucial role. But now, in a master stroke, Sukku, Bunny, and team convinced Malayalam latest superstar Fahaadh Faasil who’s versatile. He has no image barrier when it comes to portraying negative roles. But he still has a superstar status.
Though his films like Kumbalangi Nights, CU Soon, Trance, Maheshinte Pratheekaram... Fahaadh is known among the Telugu audience. When it comes to movie buffs, he’s even more popular. So, with his selection as the main antagonist or as it’s currently trending... Pushpa Villain, Team Sukku and Bunny have a huge advantage. The titanic battle between Allu Arjun and Fahaadh is going to attract the attention of a wider audience.