Young filmmaker Venkatesh Maha shot to fame with his debut film C/o Kancherapalem. Shot with a relatively new cast and crew, this movie went on to win a lot of accolades at the international level. It was also a successful venture at the box office. Now, he is coming up with his new film Uma Maheshwara Ugra Roopasya. This film is an official remake of the Malayalam drama Maheshinte Prathikaram. On explaining why he chose to remake this film, Venkatesh Maha stated that just like classic literature, even films with good content can get remade for the people to savor. He added that cinema is literature for him.
I understand your urge to watch original content in Telugu. The reason why Nannayya, Thikkanna and Yeranna remade Mahabharata into Telugu is the same reason I made a remake. Classic Literature can be translated for different language people to savour. For me #CinemaIsLiterature.— Venkatesh Maha (@mahaisnotanoun) May 17, 2020
It’s ok. I was and am happy in making this project.Don’t take too much into your heart.If you already watched Mahesh in Malayalam and don’t want to watch it’s remake,that’s fine.I can understand.This is for people who didn’t watch it.Wait till my next film which is my screenplay— Venkatesh Maha (@mahaisnotanoun) May 18, 2020