In 2022, southern cinema is ruling the roost with back-to-back blockbusters such as ‘Pushpa: The Rise’, ‘RRR’, and ‘KGF: Chapter 2’. These films have captured the nation in frenzy and actors such as Ram Charan, Yash, Allu Arjun, and Jr NTR have become household names. Now more than ever, several south Indian actors are working towards a nationwide impact through their films and collaborations.
Among the young generation of actors who are making waves across industries, Vijay Deverekonda is a name that is likely to stand out soon. Southern sensation Vijay Deverakonda is celebrating his 33rd birthday today; here is a look at his upcoming films that are likely to have a nationwide impact.
The 33-year-old actor will be seen as a kickboxer in ‘Liger’ directed by Puri Jagannadh. The sports drama is being made in Telugu and Hindi simultaneously. The film also features former American professional boxer, Mike Tyson, in a cameo appearance. It is being produced by Jagannadh’s Puri Connect and Karan Johar’s Dharma Production. The film has been creating the buzz with the actors social media posts and interactions. The film is expected to be released on August 25, 2022 in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada. This will also be the first time Deverakonda will be part of a film that will have a national release. The film also stars Ananya Panday, Ronit Roy and Ramya Krishna.
‘Jana Gains Mana’
The actor who shot to fame with ‘Arjun Reddy’ will star in ‘Jana Gana Mana’ directed by Puri Jagannadh. This will reportedly be Deverakonda’s second pan-Indian film after ‘Liger’. While not much is known about the characterization of Deverakonda, reports suggest that Jagannadh has already started scouting for locations. “I am supremely excited about JGM, it’s one of the most striking and challenging scripts. The story is special and it will touch every Indian. I am honored to be a part of Puri’s dream project. Looking forward to working with Charmme, and her team. My character in JGM is refreshing which I haven’t done earlier and I am sure it will leave an impact on the audiences,” Deverakonda was quoted as saying by
Untitled project of Shiva Nirvana
Deverakonda will be seen opposite Samantha Ruth Prabhu in an upcoming love story directed by ‘Majili’ fame Shiva Nirvana. The film will reportedly be on the lines of Mani Ratnam’s classic ‘Roja’ (1992). The film is reported to be a present-day retelling of the Ratnam’s classic and will be based on the backdrop of Kashmir. The film is in the primary stages and fans are waiting for an official confirmation from the film-maker and the actors.
Besides these upcoming films, Vijay Deverakonda is a well-established star in the Telugu film industry. ‘Arjun Reddy’, ‘Geetha Govindham’, ‘Taxiwala’, ‘Dear Comrade’ are some of his notable films by him. His movie ‘Arjun Reddy’ was remade in Hindi as ‘Kabir Singh’ with Shahid Kapoor.