Tollywood is fast catching up with Bollywood in terms of making biopics on legendary celebrities and prominent personalities. In a few months now, a deluge of biopics will hit the screens in the Telugu states. Mallesham is one such biopic.
Mallesham tells the inspiring story of a Pochampally weaver's son named Chintakindi Mallesham who hails from Aleru village in Yadadri district of Telangana. He was honoured with the Padma Shri award by the Indian government in 2017 for his invention of the Asu machine, which eases the pain for weavers while weaving the traditional Pochampally Ikat Sarees.
Interestingly, popular young comedian Priyadarshi will be making his debut as a full-fledged main lead with Mallesham. A debutant is directing the film. One more striking aspect of this biopic is that senior producer Suresh Babu is producing the film. Will this film be Tollywood's own Pad Man? Let's wait till next year.