Completing 50 films brings me a sense of responsibility, says actor Anjali

The upcoming horror comedy 'Geethanjali Malli Vachindi' marks the 50th film in Anjali's career and will hit the screens on 11 April.

ByPrakash Pecheti

Published Apr 09, 2024 | 1:21 PMUpdatedApr 09, 2024 | 1:21 PM

Geethanjali Malli Vachindi marks 50th film of Anjali

The upcoming horror comedy Geethanjali Malli Vachindi has captured the attention of film enthusiasts with its quirky promotional content, especially since the release of the first glimpse.

A sequel to the 2014 horror comedy Geethanjali, the film stars actor Anjali in the lead role.

Ahead of the film’s release on 11 April, Anjali shared a few insights into working for the horror comedy.

“Since this is a sequel, we couldn’t change the original characters featured in the first part. Thus, we introduced new characters into the narrative. Senior comedians Ali, Sunil, and Satya promise a hilarious ride in theatres,” she says.

The actor adds that the sequel seamlessly picks up where the first part ended, and those unfamiliar with Geethanjali can also enjoy the sequel.

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About her 50th film — Geethanjali Malli Vachindi

Team Geethanjali Malli Vachindi at pre-release event

Team ‘Geethanjali Malli Vachindi’. (X)

Debutant director Shiva Turlapati, who worked as a choreographer earlier, offered a unique style in handling the movie.

Despite the challenges posed by the sequel, Anjali expressed confidence in Turlapati’s commitment and effort.

The ensemble cast, including Srinivas Reddy and Satyam Rajesh, boasts impeccable comedic timing.

The actor highlights the return of Sunil to his classic form, promising a nostalgic experience for fans. She says Satyam Rajesh delivers his trademark humour, contributing to the collective effort to evoke laughter from the audience.

Kona Venkat is producing Geethanjali Malli Vachindi under his banner Kona Films Corporation in association with MVV Cinemas. The upcoming flick marks the 50th film in Anjali’s career.

Anjali says producer Kona Venkat narrated the storyline of Geethanjali Malli Vachindi four years ago. But it did not materialise since she and other actors were busy with other projects. The Covid-19 pandemic, too, affected their plans.

“But now, I feel the decks have all been cleared for the sequel’s release. I am happy for it. Geethanjali struck a balance between horror and comedy. I know audiences enjoyed it thoroughly. Geetanjali Malli Vachindi blends emotions, horror, and comedy. This will also receive the same kind of reception. This time, we have maintained the same flavour while incorporating new technology,” she elucidates.

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Forthcoming ventures

Actor Anjali is excited about her next, 'Geethanjali Malli Vachindi'

Actor Anjali is excited about her next, ‘Geethanjali Malli Vachindi’. (X)

Anjali says the milestone of completing 50 films brings her joy and a sense of responsibility.

About her two decades of acting career, the actor recalls that she ventured into unexplored territories and other languages in her pursuit of picking diverse roles.

“I have done action sequences to ensure that my character has versatility. I’m not satisfied with routine performances. I always strive for novelty,” she points out.

Interestingly, all three of Anjali’s forthcoming movies start with the letter “G”.

“The first of which will be the release of Geethanjali Malli Vachindi. The next is Ram Charan Tej’s Game Changer, where I play a significant role. Vishwak Sen’s Gangs of Godavari will follow next. But the three films are of different genres,” she explains.

“We started Game Changer before everything else. But it was delayed due to some reason. Geethanjali Malli Vachindi commenced much later than Gangs of Godavari. But the former will be released earlier. My roles in all three films are different and have no similarities,” Anjali hastens to add.

Geethanjali Malli Vachindi will be released on 11 April in 240 theatres worldwide.

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