The new film of Prabhas, titled Rebel, under the direction of Raghava Lawrence, was launched at Annapurna Studios, Hyderabad. The film is made on Sri Balaji Cine Medi banner with J. Bhagan and J. Pulla Rao producing it. Lawrence is the force behind the story, screenplay and choreography.
Yesteryears` hero and former Union Minister (also the hero`s uncle) Krishnam Raju clapped the muhurt shot, while Anushka (heroine of the film) switched on the camera, and Lawrence rendered the first shot. Akkineni Nagarjuna, whose film Mass was Lawrence`s debut in Tollywood, visited the sets and extended his best wishes to the team.
Lawrence said: "The film has a powerful, mass script. I am going to show Prabhas with cent percent mass appeal."
The producers said: "We are happy to be doing this high-budget flick with Prabhas. The regular shooting will commence from January and will be completed with non-stop schedules."
While Anushka plays the heroine, the cast also includes Brahmanandam, Mukesh Rishi, Kelly Darj, Sayaji Shinde, Ali, MS Narayana, Chalapathi Rao, Jayaprakash Reddy, Supreeth, Jeeva and others.
Dialogues are by Swami, music by Thaman S, stunts by Ram Lakshman and art by AS Prakash.