Sudeep looks menacing as Avuku Raju in Sye Raa

This evening, on the occasion of Sandalwood star Sudeep’s birthday, the makers of Sye Raa, the prestigious biopic on the first Telugu freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimhareddy, unveiled Sudeep’s look from the movie. Sudeep plays Avuku Raju in this highly-anticipated biopic.

Dressed in black and sporting long hair and a thick beard, Sudeep looks menacing in his warrior getup. Avuku Raju belonged to the Avuku dynasty. He joined hands with Uyyalawada Narasimhareddy in the latter’s battle against the Britishers in the Giddaluru revolt in 1846. The Avuku Raju was later captured by the British and was imprisoned in the Andaman Central Jail for several years.

Megastar Chiranjeevi plays Uyyalawada Narasimhareddy in Sye Raa. Surender Reddy is directing the movie and Ram Charan is bankrolling the project with a whopping 200 crore budget. Bollywood composer Amit Trivedi is scoring the film’s music.