Hyderabad, March 31 (Telugu Bullet) Popular Telugu actor Raj Tarun’s poster of his upcoming film Stand Up Rahul has just been released. The first-look poster sees Raj wearing a sad expression while sitting with wires tied around him. The actor is seen wearing shorts, canvas shoes, and a blue t-shirt with a ‘loading’ logo on it.
The first-look poster was launched by actor Samantha Akkineni on Twitter. “Mic testing 1..2..3… Check check.. @itsrajtarun Kurchundi Chalu!!! Presenting the Title & First Look of #StandUpRahulStudio Wishing outSTANDing success to this team! @VarshaBollamma @mohan_veeranki @SweekarAgasthi @SreerajRavee @sidhu_mudda @Nandu_Abbineni @bharath1985 (sic),” she tweeted.
The film, which revolves around a frustrated start-up employee who slowly becomes a stand-up comic, is written and directed by debutant Santosh Mohan Veeranki who has been continuously trying to take stand-up comedy to the Telugu audience. The film, which will have Middle-Class Melodies fame Varsha Bollamma as the female lead, will also have many real-life stand-up comics making their presence felt on-screen.
“I was actually prepared as I did a lot of groundwork. Like you don’t build an aeroplane without having every bit of the design worked out on paper. So, I followed the same principle and had every element of the film and how I visualise it on paper. That trick, though being a longer version, helped me a lot through the production phase,” says Santosh, who is also the founder of Tale Tellers Troupe India (TTTI).
The Hyderabadi debutant says it was wonderful working with Raj and Varsha. “They both understood the in and out about their respective roles and made the job way easier for me. They are natural actors and I didn’t have to struggle much about what I wanted for the scene. However, as I have several new faces from my Tale Tellers group and the stand-up comedy groups, it was a little difficult to make them act as they are all first-timers,” shares Santosh.