South Star Chiranjeevi’s 151st film Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy is one of the most talked-about films currently. The film is a highly anticipated project for many reasons and the fans are waiting with bated breath to see the film on the 70 mm screen. Sye Raa not only marks Amitabh Bachchan’s South debut but also a collaboration of such a stellar cast including Nayanthara and Tamannaah.
Since the announcement of the trailer and posters, people could not stop gushing about how good everything looks. The costumes, in particular, became a hot topic of discussion as well. Chiranjeevi, Amitabh Bachchan, Nayanthara, and Tamannaah’s costumes in the film have earned a lot of attention. And it was none other than Sushmita Konidela, elder daughter of Chiranjeevi, who had to be given the credit for it.
Sushmita along with Anju Modi, costume designer of Bajirao Mastani, worked as a team to make the costumes look so authentic. Talking to The News Minute, she revealed what all challenges she had to face in designing the costumes for the actors.
She said, “We did a lot of research and came up with multiple references for each look and fabric that we wanted to use in the film, and once Chiranjeevi Garu saw how much work went into it, that’s when he got confidence that we have been working relentlessly. Time is a crucial factor him, and we have to uphold ourselves to the expectations that he had from all of us.”
“The challenging part was choosing the right fabric which flows well and at the same time, it shouldn’t get damaged underwater. You wouldn’t know the result until you try it out first,” she added,
She went on to say, “Another significant challenge for me in the film was working with four actors and how to balance each actor in each frame. Sometimes there are three of them in a frame, but still, I’ve to balance each of them and give them their individual presence in each scene. The film also gave me a chance to learn more about Indian textiles and how to dye them (apart from understanding how each dye behaves).”
The arduous period drama tells the story of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, a prominent polygar in Kurnool region. Directed by Surender Reddy, the film has Chiranjeevi playing Narasimha Reddy, whereas Amitabh Bachchan will be seen as his mentor and guru Gosayi Venkanna. The film is slated to release tomorrow.