Abburi Ravi as Ghazi Baba in 'Operation Gold Fish'
In the climax of 'Bommarillu', hero Siddharth says the much-memorable line, 'Ippatiki naa chethulu mee chethullo ne unnayi, Nanna'. The dialogues for the film were penned by the talented Abburi Ravi, who went on to write lines for films such as 'Athidhi', 'Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam', 'Kick', 'Mr. Perfect', 'Panjaa', 'Yevadu', 'Kerintha', 'Cheekati Rajyam', 'Oopiri', 'Goodachari' and others. 'Bommarillu' fetched him a Nandi award. Director Adivi Sai Kiran is introducing the well-known writer as an actor with the film 'Operation Gold Fish'.
Adivi Sai Kiran needs no introduction as the director of the sensible 'Vinayakudu', 'Village Lo Vinayakudu' and 'Kerintha'. Produced on Vinayakudu Talkies, 'OGF' is based on true incidents around which an imaginary story has been weaved. Aadi Saikumar is playing the role of NSG commando Arjun Pandit. Airtel 4G model Sasha Chettri, Karthik Raju, Parvateesham, Nithya Naresh, Manoj Nandam, Krishnudu, Anish Kuruvilla, Rao Ramesh and Ramajogayya Sastry are playing key roles.
Abburi Ravi will be seen as a terrorist named Ghazi Baba. His first look in the movie has been unveiled by Trivikram Srinivas, the 'Matala Mantrikudu' and prominent director.
Releasing the First Look, Trivikram Srinivas said, "I am happy that Abbu (Abburi Ravi) is getting introduced in a villainous role. I and Abburi Ravi studied together. He has always been my favourite friend. I came to know a few months ago from him that Sai Kiran is making a movie on Kashmiri Pandits. It's commendable that the director has interviewed Kashmiri Pandits to know their real problems, their trials and tribulations. Filmmakers should tell the facts to the audience in the present situation. Every attempt that seeks to enlighten the audience and not just entertain them should become a success. I am sure that 'OGF' will be a success. I wish that director Saikiran garu will earn a very good name for himself with this flick. Even after Abburi Ravi becomes busy as an actor, I would say that he shouldn't stop writing movies. So many writers stopped writing after becoming actors. Abburi Ravi shouldn't do that."
Abburi Ravi said, "I am very happy that Trivikram has unveiled my look in 'Operation Gold Fish'. It was he who introduced me as a writer. It was he who introduced me to the film industry. It's not possible for me to talk about my career without mentioning Trivikram. He has always been with me at every step. I always seek his advice before taking any important decision. I had worked with Adivi Saikiran on 'Kerintha'. I never imagined that he would cast me, who religiously does pujas and wears a 'bottu' on the forehead, as a terrorist. Is he avenging something (Laughs)? I will be seen as a terrorist who massacres people in this movie. I hope the audience will like me in the movie."
Adivi Sai Kiran said, "I thank Trivikram Srinivas garu for launching the look of Abburi Ravi. We are very glad that he has given us an appointment and spent time with us. Our movie is giving us positive vibes and is taking us everywhere. Trivikram garu feels that the look is quite interesting. This is Abburi Ravi garu's first movie as an actor. It took me three months to convince him to essay the role of Ghazi Baba. I thank him for doing the movie by understanding the importance of the character."
Sasha Chetri, the popular Airtel 4G girl, is making her debut in Telugu with this film. Parvateesam, Karthik Raju, Nithya Naresh, Manoj Nandam (as a villain), Krishnudu, Abburi Ravi, Anish Kuruvilla, Rao Ramesh, Ramajogayya Sastry, RJ Hemanth, and others are part of the cast.
Music is by Sricharan Pakala of 'Kshanam', 'PSV Garuda Vega' and 'Goodachari' fame. Cinematography is by Jaipal Reddy Nimmala. Editing is by BH Garry. Fights are by Ramakrishna and Subbu-Nabha duo. Lyrics are by Ramajogayya Sastry. Art direction is by Moorthy. Costumes are by Keerthi.
Script Designing is by Abburi Ravi. Story, screenplay and direction are by Adivi Saikiran.
Produced by Pratibha Adivi, Katta Asish Reddy, Keshav Uma Swaroop, Padmanabha Reddy, Garry BH, Satish Degala, the film's other artists and technicians. Co-producers are Damodar Yadav (Vizag), and Executive Producer is Kiran Reddy Tumma.
The promising film is being made with a new business model where artists and technicians are partnering as fellow producers.