Srimanthudu is an upcoming Telugu film starring Superstar Mahesh Babu and Shruti Haasan in the lead roles while Jagapati Babu, Rajendra Prasad, Sampath Raj and Brahmanandam appear in key roles. R. Madhi handled the cinematography and Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao is handling the editing part while the film’s music was composed by Devi Sri Prasad. Reportedly, R. Madhi, the cinematographer of the film charged 14 million for this project.
The female lead Shruti Haasan who was selected as the heroine of the film is making her first onscreen appearance with the Superstar Mahesh Babu though she appeared in an item number in Aagadu. Reportedly, she will be seen in a full glamorous role and reportedly charged a remuneration of 12.5 million which was the highest remuneration she received in her career till now.
agapati Babu, who impressed each and every one with his performance in the film Legend was selected to play the role of Mahesh’s father in the film. Prabhas accepted to give voice-over for few scenes in the film. This film is written and directed by Koratala Siva. Produced together by Y. Naveen, Y. Ravi Shankar and C.V. Mohan under the banner Mythri Movie Makers banner
Initially, UTV Motion Pictures thought of making their Telugu debut with this film but however backed out of the project because of differences with Koratala Siva, who is the director of the film. Then the well-known overseas distribution company My3 Movie Makers came forward to produce this film. Mahesh co-produced the film under his new banner G.
Mahesh Babu Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. whose logo features a silhouette image of Mahesh’s son Gautham Krishna. The film also marked Mahesh’s first film production venture. During the pre-production works, there were reports that the film is titled Parakrama. After considering the titles Magaadu,] Maa Akka Bangaram, and Zamindar, Srimanthudu was confirmed as the film’s title on 29 May 2015.
Classic Entertainments acquired the overseas distribution rights of the film for an amount of 81 million, which was the highest price that any Telugu film commanded in the overseas market till date.
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