Jr NTR-Koratala Siva’s ‘Devara’ to release in two parts

Koratala Siva said the canvas had become "too big" for the story to be narrated well in one full-length feature.


Published Oct 05, 2023 | 11:47 AMUpdatedOct 05, 2023 | 11:49 AM

A poster of the film Devara

Devara, starring Jr NTR in the lead, will be released in two parts, director Koratala Siva announced on Wednesday, 4 October.

Billed as a high-octane action drama set in the forgotten coastal lands of India, the Telugu film also features Saif Ali Khan and Janhvi Kapoor. The first part of the movie will hit the screens on 5 April 2024.

In a video shared on the official X page of Devara, Siva said they decided to release the film in two parts as the canvas had become “too big” for the story to be narrated well in one full-length feature.

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‘Too big canvas’

The director said, “The film is set against the forgotten lands of coastal India, and the canvas is too big. As we started shooting the film, the canvas revealed itself and started getting bigger and bigger.”

“Every character in the film has its own weight and they need to be explored and established in-depth and in detail, which we can’t justify in one part,” he added.

“So, we took the decision to tell this big story and canvas in two parts. The story won’t change in shape but will thrive in scale. One of the biggest canvases ever of Devara will be done in two parts, and 5 April 2024, is just the beginning,” the filmmaker said in the clip.

Devara is produced by Yuvasudha Arts and NTR Arts, and presented by Nandamuri Kalyana Ram.

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