Good Luck Sakhi

The trailer of Nagesh Kukunoor’s debut Telugu film is here and it brings hope of a fun sports drama from the maker who gave us Iqbal. The films hints at the story of Sakhi (Keerthi Suresh) who is blessed with perfect aim. This isn’t limited to just shooting as the film will go on to explore, but her ‘superpower’ extends to even a game of marbles. Aadhi’s character perhaps discovers her raw talent and then takes her to Jagapathi Babu, a shooting coach.

As Sakhi hails from a small village, the trailer also hints at the possibility of a “fish-out-of-water” comedy as she navigates the sophisticated world of professional shooting.  It will also be interesting to see what the writers have done with the concept of ‘luck’ in the film.

Watch the trailer here:

The film was originally planned to release on November 26, which was then pushed to December 10. Apart from Keerthi, the sports drama also stars Aadhi Pinisetty, Rahul Ramakrishna and Jagapathi Babu is important roles. Keerthi had most recently acted with the latter in Rajinikanth’s Annaatthe. Good Luck Sakhi is said to release a Tamil version also apart from a dubbed Malayalam version. It is being produced by Sudhir Chandra Padiri and distributed by Dil Raju.

The film’s music is Devi Sri Prasad, fresh off the success of Pushpa. About the film, we had earlier written, “13 films and 22 years after his debut, Nagesh Kukunoor is making his first Telugu film, a sports film with Keerthy Suresh, who seems to be predominantly fronting female-driven narratives. The fact that Kukunoor is making a film about his culture, for the audience he grew up with, is sure to bring a sense of ethnography to the product. The filmmaker’s debut, Hyderabad Blues, deeply rooted in the millennial landscape of 1998’s Hyderabad, still remains relatable, thanks to how culturally progressive it was. Although I do not expect Good Luck Sakhi to match the finesse of Hyderabad Blues (which will remain a cult favourite owing to the time it was made), I’m hoping for the film to make strong points regarding the patriarchy, which needs to be addressed at the moment.”

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