One film that has been creating buzz from the start is Awe. The film is directed by newcomer Prasanth Varma who is an engineer turned filmmaker. He has made numerous ads and short films before becoming a director.
In an interview with a popular news daily, Prasanth Varma narrated as to how the story was conceptualized. He wrote the story on New Year’s Eve and how it materialized due to Nani’s conviction and efforts. Awe is a double-edged sword- something that can be a cult or a disaster, says Prasanth. However, he credits the support he received from his cinematographer Karthik and music director Mark Robin in making the outcome as he wished.
Awe stars Nithya Menen, Kajal Aggarwal, Eesha Rebba, Srini Avasarala, Regina Cassandra and Murali Sharma. Nani and Prashanti produce the movie, and it is slated for a February 16 release.