The team of Sridevi Soda Center recently completed the first schedule of shooting in Amalapuram in East Godavari district. Director Karuna Kumar shot an intense boat race action episode in the schedule.
“We shot the famous Valakattu boat race at the Balusutippa backwaters. I think this is the first time a boat race action episode has been shot in the sea on such a lavish scale in Indian cinema,” shares Karuna Kumar.
The filmmakers reportedly used around 40 boats with 200 artistes and shot the episode for 15 days. “These boats are not the usual fishing boats; we customised them for the purpose of the race. The infrastructure, engines and the metal body were tweaked to suit the setting,” says the director, adding that all necessary permissions were obtained.
“A lot of hard work went into filming this action episode, including meticulously planning the shot division to capture the emotions. It will be a major highlight in the film,” explains Karuna Kumar, adding that Sudheer Babu’s character design will surprise the audience.