NFDC starts shooting Telugu film ‘Korangi Nunchi’ (‘Who Will Marry Thomas?’)

Amrita Tanna

Senior Editor


National Film Development Corporation Limited (NFDC) commenced shooting for the Telugu Feature film, Korangi Nunchi (Who Will Marry Thomas?) on Wednesday, 20th January 2021 abiding by all the health guidelines amidst COVID-19 pandemic. The film will be shot in a start-to-finish schedule.

The film features actors Vikranth Santosh, Veteran Actress K. Archana & other prominent cast including Shafi, Tanikella Bharani, Surya, Pasupati. The film will be extensively shot in the interiors of Andhra Pradesh. The film is part of the new slate of films that will be under production from NFDC Ltd.

Smt. Dhanpreet Kaur, Director, Films, (Ministry of I & B) & Managing Director NFDC India, also shared her views on the new production– “Exhilarating to witness production of new slate of movies from NFDC under testing times. NFDC continues to mentor, support and uphold its core objectives and will begin its Telegu production. I wish the team of Korangi Nunchi all the very best & wish them all the success for their project. Overwhelmed with the beginning of production this early on in the year, after a stressful last year. I’m sure this will be a great beginning for the new & talented debut director K. Jayadev”

Director K. Jayadev says, “Who will marry Thomas? is based on true incidents. In fact, this story is based on a news article published in The Hindu newspaper. I have been toying on this idea for over seven years. Developed the story, got the screenplay done. The screenplay went on win Cinestan Screenplay Contest Third Prize. I am grateful that NFDC has approved the script and decided to produce it. The Telugu feature film has interesting lineup of star cast that includes Archana, Vikranth, Banerjee, Nagineedu, Katta Anthony, Anandhi, Anirudh Singh and Kowsalya”

Ace Cinematographer & filmmaker Madhu Ambat, expresses his views “With years into filmmaking and watching cinema over the generations, it has been a long journey and working with NFDC has always been a homecoming. Looking forward to a joy time doing what I love the most and my best wishes to the young talented Jayadev for his debut feature.”

Deepti Chawla- Head of Distribution & Marketing, NFDC “Deepti Chawla- “There is a reason why watching content in Indian languages is on a rise. Production of localized and regional content has always been part of NFDC’s mandate. With Korangi Nunchi we want to entertain the targeted region and tell a story to the audience that can relate to it and enjoy it.