Forgive the headline with a little click. The Deverakonda in him is Anand, not his older brother Vijay. The latter has a big budget, high profile bilingual Hindi and Telugu liger slated for a theatrical release on August 25. Produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions, liger also features Ananya Pandey, and a cameo by former heavyweight boxing world champion Mike Tyson.
But before that, Vijay’s brother Anand Deverakonda who is a rising talent in the Telugu film industry has his own movie. Highway set for release.
Highway will stream directly on the Aha platform starting August 19, the producers announced. It is the platform for Telugu documents.
Highway is a psychological thriller
This isn’t the first time that an Anand film has been slated for a direct OTT premiere. His middle class melodies streamed directly on Amazon Prime Video in November 2020 at the height of the pandemic in India. The film also seemed to carry a bespoke vibe for the streaming platform. It was a quaint, unassuming story of a young man in a small village near Guntur who struggles to set up a small restaurant. The film’s realistic nature gave Anand a big break. His next film, a suspense thriller, Pushpaka Vimanamreleased in theaters, and did reasonably well.
Your most recent Highway it is also said to be a psychological thriller. Directed and written by KV Guhan, the film’s story is about a photographer Vishnu who falls in love with a girl. When things are going really well for the duo, they set off on a journey. In it, she is kidnapped by a serial killer. Then it becomes a game of cat and mouse.
Director Guhan said, “The more you get into the story, the more it brings out the different tones of characters. Every twist in this movie will be new.”
“I am happy with the work and I hope that the public will also enjoy my third film as a director,” he added. Highway will also feature Manasa Radhakrishnan, Sayami Kher and the talented Abhishek Banerjee in a never-before-seen role.