Trailer Touchdown: First look of 'Chadarangam' paints an evocative canvas of power, vitality and political supremacy
ZEE5 Telugu today dropped the trailer of its upcoming web series 'Chadarangam', and if one were to describe it in one word, it would be evocative.
Right from the opening sequence, when the budding actor-turned-politician greets his millions of followers with poised dignity, to the next, when he strides, purposefully and powerfully, to take on his opponents and detractors, the enigmatic power and magnetism of actor Srikanth's personality shine through flawlessly.
Interspersed with the intriguing imagery of the politician are scenes that depict larger-than-life chess pieces, being manipulated with firm resolve. The name of the web series, after all, is 'Chadarangam', which means Chess.
The trailer leaves no doubt as to the premise of the show. It shows politics in all its myriad nuances - the lure of power, the hunger for victory and the greed that leads to an opponent's downfall. It also depicts the manoeuvres and machinations that are part of the murky world of politics.
Every scene is awash with gravitas, and the frames are evocative enough to seem to leap out of the walls confining them. The sequences sizzle with raw power and dynamism, reminiscent of RGV films of yore.
The trailer of Chadarangam perfectly sets the tone for the web series to follow. Produced by Vishnu Manchu, under his banner 24 Frames Factory, and directed by Raj, Chadarangam marks the digital debut of Telugu actor Srikanth. Besides Srikanth, the web series features Sunaina and Nagineedu in central roles.
It focuses on the life and times of an actor who turned to politics for the larger good of the people. Chadarangam is based on true events that took place in unified Andhra Pradesh, much before it broke into two halves.
Touted as the most expensive Telugu Original web series ever, Chadarangam will premiere on ZEE5 Telugu on 20th February 2020.
Have a look at the trailer here -