‘Skanda: The Attacker’, Ram Pothineni's much-awaited collaboration with filmmaker Boyapatti Sreenu, was released in theatres on September 28 of this year. The film, which was billed as a mass-action film, received poor reviews in theatres and was not expected to generate enough income to sustain itself.
Though some fans appreciated this cooperation since they saw their favourite star execute some peak action scenes and dazzling dance sequences, the film is also predicted to be warmly accepted on OTT platforms. Skanda will be available on the streaming platform Disney+Hotstar on October 27, which is today, according to OTTplay. The film will be released in Telugu, as well as dubbed versions in Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, and Malayalam.
‘Skanda: The Attacker's’ narrative revolves around Ram Pothineni's character Bhaskar Raju, who kidnaps the daughters of the Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. As he kidnaps the CM's daughters, the story deepens. Later, it is learned that the kidnappings are linked to Rudrakanti Ramakrishna Raju, a firm CEO and Bhaskar's father's best friend, who is currently facing the death penalty after being wrongly charged and imprisoned by the CMs for refusing to legitimise unlawful money.
Later, when they agree to his demands and receive their children back, the villain duo plans a counter-attack against him, which is foiled by Bhaskar's lookalike, Skanda (also portrayed by Ram Pothineni). The video concludes with a hint to a possible sequel to the film, telling the whole of the narrative of who Skanda is and what he has done.
Ram Pothineni played a dual role in Boyapatti Sreenu's 2023 Telugu action film, alongside an ensemble cast that included Sreeleela, Saiee Manjrekar, Srikanth, Sharath Lohithaswa, and Prince Cecil. Urvashi Rautela performed a unique dance routine in the film, which also starred Daggubati Raja, Gauthami, and Indraja.
S Thaman provided the soundtrack for the film, which was his fourth collaboration with Ram Pothineni following ‘Kandireega’ (2011), ‘Masala’ (2013), and ‘Pandaga Chesko’ (2015).