Republic, starring Sai Dharam Tej, will air on ZEE5 starting November 26. The film will be accompanied by incisive commentary from director Deva Katta.
In the commentary, director Deva Katta will discuss her script in a free conversation with editor Praveen KL, screenwriter Kiran, and creative producer Satish BKR.
At a press meeting in Hyderabad on Wednesday, Deva Katta said: “Thank you Zee for strongly supporting the film. Without Zee, my vision would not have been realized. After Prasthanam, I got confused about how to position myself in the film industry with my sensibilities. Although I had done Prasthanam with unnecessary additions, the honest approach of that film gave me the identity. I did Republic with much more honesty and a clear vision. It is a film made to give voice to our unrest (in society). Sai Dharam Tej and I decided to get respect first (by making this movie). We did it. We are proud and super happy about it. In ZEE5, you will have two versions of Republic. One is a normal movie and the other will be with the director’s comment. In the director’s commentary version, you’ll see the footage from the movie with mine and the crew’s analysis of scenes. It is the first of its kind in Indian cinema. “
Actors Jagapathi Babu and Ravi Varma were also present in the interaction with the press.
Produced jointly by JB Entertainments and Zee Studios, Republic explores the role of government officials and the people in a democracy.