Umesh Reddy, a movie based on the real life story of a psychopath killer by the same name, has commenced shooting for the second schedule after completing the first schedule in Hyderabad.
Well-known character actor, Ravi Kale plays the role of Umesh Reddy and the movie is directed by acclaimed film editor, Malavalli Sai Krishna. The movie has remained controversial ever since it has been announced with the civil society questioning the need for such movies. However Sai Krishna has been able to complete the first schedule of the shooting without any trouble.
The movie is being produced by Aditya Movies and Sai Krishna has written the story and screenplay. Sadhu Kokila is composing music for the movie while Ravi Verma is directing the action sequences. Other than Ravi Kale, Sadhu Kokila, Bullet Prakash, Tulasi Shivamani and Roopika are part of the star cast.
Umesh Reddy is a notorious killer, who was initially a policeman. He has been awarded the death sentence for raping and killing more than 20 women in Karnataka over a period of 10 years.
Naturally, a movie on his life attracted criticism from all sections of the society. But the director said that he has taken sufficient safeguards to not to glorify the lead character.