Samantha Ruth Prabhu has been a star down South for over a decade now and last year she even made her Hindi industry debut with the web series The Family Man 2. Ever since then, I became an ardent admirer of the actress and have been following her career trajectory quite closely. She is all set to headline her next, the science fiction thriller Yashoda, and the first glimpse of the film unveiled today has got me on the edge-of-my seat to find out more about it.
Starring Samantha as the titular character, Yashoda also features Unni Mukundan, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Rao Ramesh, Murali Sharma, Sampath Raj and others in pivotal roles. It is directed by the duo Hari Shankar and Harish Narayan and produced by Sivalenka Krishna Prasad who has promised that their is a lot more intriguing things to come. The film is eyeing a theatrical release on August 12, 2022 in Telugu, with dubbed versions releasing in Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada.
Check out the first glimpse of Yashoda here:
The teaser sees Yashoda waking up to find out that the world she's been watching around her isn't the same anymore. The environment, her dress, her watch and the silence seemed surprisingly different to her. While the heartbeat is resonating in her ears, she goes to open the window. Noticing a pigeon that resembles the freedom she wants, she tries to catch it. Then, what happens is left open-ended and it has left me quite curious.
Talking about the first glimpse, Sivalenka says,
"Samantha garnered Pan-Indian audience with 'The Family Man 2' web series. Keeping her reach in mind, we are making this project uncompromisingly. The way Samantha owned her role with dedication is commendable. I feel proud watching her performance. We shot the climax part in Kodaikanal back in April under the supervision of Fight Master Venkat. We've wrapped up 80% of the shoot already and pacing up the last schedule in Hyderabad. Shoot will last by June first week. Special effects also play a major role in this film. Our director duo Hari-Harish's work is impressive. Planning to release it in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam simultaneously on August 12th."
I completely agree with Sivalenka on the fact that Samantha has indeed garnered a pan-Indian audience base as even I am one of them. The actress knows how to pull off any role convincingly and make you as an audience engrossed in the world she is a part of. This glimpse from Yashoda has left me wanting more and now I wait eagerly for more to come from the makers.