Aadhi, who has played the lead role in Maranthen Mannithen, says, ‘after acting in a demanding project like Aravaan, I wanted to do a light role in my next flick. When Lakshmi Manchu (daughter of actor Mohanbabu who has produced the film and has acted in it as well) asked me if I would like to play the lead role in Maranthen Mannithen, I said yes, thinking I would just spend some 30 days at leisure. On the contrary, they pushed me into the water throughout the shooting, making it even more tough for me,’ he said.
The movie is based on floods in Godavari in 1980s. It is a period drama and Tapasee plays his heroine