Sai Dharam Tej's brother Panjaa Vaishnav Tej is making his acting debut with the movie Uppena. During the initial promotional stint, the makers have released the song Nee Kallu Neeli Samudram. Right after the release, the movie gained a positive response from the audience. It has now crossed 80 million views and 500k likes on Youtube.
Announcing the news, movie's production house Mythri Movie Makers announced, "500K+ Likes & 80 Million+ Views for #NeeKannuNeeliSamudram. #Uppena - A Rockstar @ThisIsDSP Musical." Composed by star music director Devi Sri Prasad, the song got crooned by Javed Ali. The song goes in a Kawalli style with a mix of Urdu and Telugu lyrics. Shreemani penned the Telugu lyrics and Raqueeb Alam gave the Hindi lyrics for the song. Srikanth Chandra crooned the Hindi part of the song. Upon its release, the song got a million views instantly on Youtube. Now, it has got over 80 million views. Soon, the song also may cross the magical mark of 100 million views. Nee Kallu has now become one of the most popular Telugu songs on Youtube.
Directed by debutante Buchi Babu Sana, this movie features Kirthi Shetty as the female lead. Shamdat Sainudeen is handling the cinematography of it while Naveen Nooli is taking care of the editing. Initially, the makers planned to release the movie on April 2. But the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown has ruined the plans of them. The new release date will get announced soon.