Srikanth N Reddy, renowned for his popular short films and writing credits on films like Dohchay and Tuntari, is making his directorial debut with the highly anticipated film, Aadikeshava, starring Panja Vaisshnav Tej and Sreeleela. Produced by Suryadevara Naga Vamsi and Sai Soujanya, the movie is set to release worldwide on November 24th, 2023.

In a recent conversation with the press, Srikanth Reddy shared his journey and the reason behind choosing Aadikeshava as his debut film. Initially, he had planned to create an experimental action movie, but after receiving advice from his friends, he decided to present audiences with a thrilling commercial experience instead.

Interestingly, Aadikeshava wasn’t the director’s original choice for his debut. Due to its significant budget requirements, Srikanth Reddy was considering a small-budget comedy film. However, destiny had other plans when producer Benny expressed interest in hearing a commercial subject. And that’s how Aadikeshava came into the picture.

The upcoming film also owes its collaboration with Panja Vaisshnav Tej to Benny’s introduction to producer Naga Vamsi. Though Srikanth Reddy had thought of Vaisshnav Tej for the lead role, he was uncertain if the talented actor would take on such a high-budget film from a debutant director. Thankfully, Vaisshnav Tej showed immense faith in the script and readily accepted the challenging role.

Working with Vaisshnav Tej proved to be an absolute delight for Srikanth Reddy. Despite being a newcomer, the young actor displayed unwavering dedication and professionalism. His cooperation made it easier for the director to work with the senior artists on set. With over 100 days of shooting, the journey was incredibly smooth, thanks to Vaisshnav Tej’s commitment and the unwavering support of the production house.

As for the recent viral “Tube light” memes, Srikanth Reddy doesn’t fret. He attributes the action sequences’ success to the action choreographers and takes them as part of the game, understanding that such memes come with the territory.

Aadikeshava promises a unique hero character that will captivate audiences within the first 15 to 20 minutes of the film. Srikanth Reddy believes that viewers will deeply connect with Panja Vaisshnav Tej’s character and fall in love with his portrayal in this role.

The choice of Sreeleela as the film’s heroine was suggested by producer Naga Vamsi, and Srikanth Reddy wholeheartedly trusted his judgment. As filming progressed, the director realized the perfect casting decision made by Naga Vamsi. The chemistry between Vaisshnav Tej and Sreeleela is fresh and flawless, adding another layer of brilliance to the movie. The director feels lucky to have collaborated with such a talented and dedicated actress for his debut film.

The music for Aadikeshava has been composed by the busy and highly professional GV Prakash Kumar. Srikanth Reddy commends him for his incredible work ethic and willingness to accept suggestions. The background score is a standout feature of the film, while the songs have already become popular among the audience. The director couldn’t have asked for more from this talented composer.

Reflecting on his experience working with Sithara Entertainments, Srikanth Reddy expresses his gratitude for their unwavering support and trust. The producer, Naga Vamsi, never burdened him with budgetary concerns and encouraged him to focus solely on delivering the best possible final output. This calm and supportive environment allowed the director to work with confidence, and he cherishes this experience for a lifetime.

Why should people watch Aadikeshava? Srikanth Reddy assures that this commercial entertainer will keep the audience engaged from the very first frame to the last. The film strikes an emotional chord, leaving viewers moved by the storyline and characters. With all the essential elements of a commercial hit perfectly in place, Aadikeshava promises to be an unforgettable cinema experience for all.