telugu movie Janatha Garage’s first schedule brought together the popular sibling duo of the 80s – Mohanlal and Rahman. The next round of filming, which concluded early this month, turned out to be an even bigger reunion as the film has a host of Malayali stars.
A source close to the project says, “The second schedule canned scenes with Mohanlal and Unni Mukundan. Also Nithya Menen, Devayani and Sithara joined the sets.”
Interestingly, both Nithya and Sithara made their debut along with Mohanlal in Akasha Gopuram and Kaveri respectively, so it was apparently a special occasion for them to be sharing screen with him again. The group had a good time catching up on the sets in Hyderabad. “Several crew members were Malayalis. So, they brought food from their homes for the actors, who then shared it among themselves. It was a mini-reunion of sorts,” explains the source.
The team will get together for the Korathala Siva directorial, which has NTR Jr playing the lead, for another schedule in June this year. Meanwhile, Mohanlal’s previous Telugu-Malayalam bilingual Manamantha is currently in its post production stage. The movie also has Gauthami, Joy Mathew and Urvasi in pivotal roles.
The regular shooting of this film was expected to begin on February 9, 2016. Art Director AS Prakash erected a huge set at Saradhi Studios, Hyderabad during the first week of January 2016. During Late January, it was reported that this movie will be shot mainly in Hyderabad, Mumbai and Kerala. Later the regular shooting was delayed to February 22, and the first schedule kicked off in Ramoji Film City and it was wrapped up in 4 days. The second schedule commenced in Mumbai on March 5, it continued till March 22nd after which the unit returned to Hyderabad. Jr. Ntr, and Nithya Menon were part of this schedule. The third schedule began in Hyderabad on March 25 in the specially erected set at Saradhi Studios. Samantha joined the shooting in this schedule, and scenes featuring Mohanlal, Jr. Ntr, Samantha, and Unni Mukundan will be filmed in this schedule.