Director Suman Chikkala Interview

Satyabhama Will Impress the Audience with Emotion and Action Director Suman Chikkala

Queen of Masses Kajal Aggarwal is playing the lead role in the movie Satyabhama. Naveen Chandra plays the pivotal role of Amarender. This film is produced by Bobby Thikka and Srinivasa Rao Takkalapalli under the banner of Aurum Arts. Major film director Sashikiran Tikka acted as presenter and provided the screenplay. The crime thriller is directed by Suman Chikkala. The movie Satyabhama is set for a grand theatrical release on the 7th of this month. In an interview today, director Suman Chikkala explained the highlights of the movie.

I have a passion for movies and an interest in writing. While working a corporate job, I sought opportunities in the film industry. I participated in story discussions for some hit movies. Sashikiran is my best friend, and I have done script work for his films. Sashis friends Ramesh and Prashanth wrote the point of Satyabhama. Shashi and I developed it. Sashi entrusted me with the responsibility of directing this film, marking my directorial debut in Tollywood. Shashi worked hard to become a director and founded Aurum Arts to start the journey of young talent from his success. His idea is to give opportunities to new talents. I became a director because of Sashi.

Satyabhamas story encompasses both emotion and action. While writing this story, I didnt consider whether it was for a hero or a heroine; we wrote it for a person. Since the girl is the victim in the story, I thought it would be more impactful if it were a female lead. We believe that both emotion and action can resonate with the audience. Kajal Aggarwal immediately agreed to the role after hearing the story. She worked hard for the action sequences, performing stunts without a double. We were all concerned about the possibility of injuries disrupting the shoot, but she bravely performed all the stunts.

Naveen Chandra plays a key role in Satyabhama as Kajals partner. He portrays a writer who supports Kajals character. Kajal quickly became a part of our team, involving herself in every aspect of the shoot. We never felt like we were working with a star. The AP has the Disha app, and Telangana has the She Safe app. If women face danger, they can send their location to She Teams through these apps, which will come to their aid. We tested these apps while on set, and the She Teams responded. If our movie helps any woman become aware of these apps and use them in real life, it will have conveyed a valuable message.

Satyabhama is purely fictional. I read police diaries and listened to their interviews, drawing inspiration from reallife incidents. Initially, our movie didnt have this name, but Satyabhama is a powerful name in our mythology, so we chose it for its instant recognition. We want all the movies released this week to do well. If these films succeed, audiences will get used to coming to theaters. The movie will hit theaters next week, and Sricharan Pakalas music will be a major attraction. He elevated the film with his background score.

Satyabhama could be released panIndia, but it is a purely Hyderabadbased story, a native cinema. Hence, it is appropriate to release it in Telugu. It will be available on OTT platforms in all languages. I have previously worked on Pawan Kalyans Panjaa. Digital technology wasnt prevalent then, but now we watch global content on OTTs. The increasing influence of OTT has made our audience appreciate fresh content. This trend gives our writers and directors opportunities to create such movies. I have a few stories lined up and will announce my next movie soon.