Mass Maharaja

The Kashmir Files, Karthikeya 2, and now Tiger Nageswara Rao. Abhishek Agarwal Arts which delivered blockbusters at the Pan India level is coming up with yet another Pan India project Tiger Nageswara Rao with Mass Maharaja who is familiar to the south as well as the north audience playing the titular role.

Directed by Vamsee and produced grandly by Abhishek Agarwal of Abhishek Agarwal Arts, the promotions of the movie kick-start in a first-of-its-kind manner with the makers launching the fierce and majestic first-look poster and intriguing concept video on the iconic Havelock Bridge (Godavari) in Rajahmundry. They hired a train for the grand first-look launch event.

Ravi Teja looks like a ferocious tiger and roars like a tiger in the first-look poster that sees him in a rugged get-up with a thick beard. It’s scary to stare into his eyes, though it’s just a poster. He can be seen behind bars. The concept poster is meant to introduce the world of Tiger Nageswara Rao. It is articulated strikingly with voiceovers of five different superstars in five different languages. While Venkatesh gave voiceover for the Telugu version, John Abraham, Shiva Rajkumar, Karthi, and Dulquer Salmaan introduced the world of Tiger Nageswara Rao in Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, and Malayalam languages respectively.


Mass Maharaja

As mentioned in the beginning of the video, the story is inspired by true rumours. “It was the 70s. A small village in the coastal region of the Bay of Bengal… Even the darkness that scares the world is afraid of the people there… The train that makes huge noise trembles when it reaches the outskirts of the area… The feet of people shudder when they see the landmark of the town… Stuartpuram is the crime capital of South India… That area has another name… Tiger Zone… The Zone of Tiger Nageswara Rao…” explains the voiceover.

The dialogue- “You might have seen a tiger hunting a deer? Have you ever seen a tiger hunting a tiger?” uttered by Ravi Teja describes the ruthless nature of the character. The voiceovers of the superstars make the portrayal more interesting.

Director Vamsee picked a winning script and he is presenting it in an appealing manner. Top technicians are working on the movie and we can see the brilliant and collective efforts put in by all the craftsmen.

The visuals captured by R Madhie ISC, the presentation by director Vamsee, the grandness in making by Abhishek Agarwal Arts, and the sound created by GV Prakash Kumar give enough elevation and take us to the world of notorious criminals. Ravi Teja’s body language, diction, and getup are completely different. The first look and the concept video create curiosity among the audience across the nation.

While speaking at the event director Vamsee said, “The 4 years of hunger of Ravi Teja’s fans will be satisfied with the movie. Although Ravi Teja is not here, his blessings will be with us. We are making a semi-biopic. It, however, will have fictional elements as well. It’s a realistic, raw, and rustic story. You will feel the emotion and vibe while watching the movie. It has the biggest action episodes. A set depicting Rajahmundry Bridge was built where an entire fight was shot. That will be ultimate and out of the world forever.

We created Stuartpuram village in 5-6 acres of land. We want to show the world in a more realistic manner. This movie needed the biggest scale of production. When I did my research on Tiger Nageswara Rao, I came to know that 3 lakh people came for his funeral. He has done a lot of help to many people. Not many know it. TNR planned Simhachalam robbery, but Gajjela Prasad executed it.

Ravi Teja has done 73 movies so far. His diction and body language will be completely different. Ravi Teja is best suited for the character. There is a love story as well in the movie. It took 14 days for us to get the required permission from railway authorities for one hour program.”

Producer Abhishek Agarwal said, “This is a very special movie for me. Vamsee and I have been traveling for 4 years. The first look is like a tiger coming out of the cage. I have been getting threats for the kind of movies I’m making, but I don’t care any. This movie is about how Nageswara Rao got the tagline- Tiger.”

Nupur Sanon and Gayathri Bharadwaj are roped in to play the leading ladies opposite Ravi Teja in the movie.

Avinash Kolla is the production designer. Srikanth Vissa is the dialogue writer, while Mayank Singhaniya is the co-producer.

The box office hunt of Tiger Nageswara Rao begins from Dussehra with the movie releasing grandly worldwide on October 20th.


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