Amitabh Bachchan is celebrating his 76th birthday today and on this joyous occasion the makers of his Telugu debut Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy shared his first look from the film and by the looks of it, the film already seems a winner. Sye Raa is a period drama and is said to be based on the life of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy. He is regarded as the first freedom fighter who led the first civilian revolt against the British. Amitabh is essaying the role of Gosayi Venkanna, spiritual leader and mentor to Narasimha Reddy. Southern superstar Chiranjeevi is playing the role of Narasimha Reddy.
The short teaser released today shows Amitabh sporting a long grey beard, a wig and a big red tilak on his forehead and dressed in an orange garb. A gentle smile on his visage completes his look. This is the first time Amitabh is playing the role of a spiritual leader and the teaser ends with a birthday wish for the superstar.
Amitabh had earlier commented on his bearded look from the film on his blog. He had written, “.. as may be noticed .. the beard and the hair and the head, all in unison to make my working life a running hell , is back .. despite the swear of ‘never wanting to work in a film which required me to be of beard and wig’ …the trials and tribulations of professional necessity .. .. though I must say .. this one gives promise of a permanent base in the Himalayas …”
The film will be released in four languages- Tamil, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam. It also stars Jagapathi Babu, Nayanthara, Tamanna, Kichcha Sudeep, Vijay Sethupathi and Brahmaji. It is directed by Surender Reddy and produced by Ram Charan. Interestingly, this is the second film in which Amitabh will be seen in a grey beard, the other being Thugs of Hindostan that also stars Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh.
Watch the teaser below: