Chethan Cheenu’s tribute to Iconic leaders as Republic Day special


In a tribute to India's Revolutionary Leaders, actor Chethan Cheenu, known for 'Karungali' and 'Naan Sigappu Manithan' in Tamil and 'Raju Gari Gadhi' and 'Mantra 2' in Telugu, has done a photoshoot as 12 different Revolutionary Leaders of the Nation.

These photos will be released one by one from 10.05 am on January 26th, as a Tribute to Iconic Leaders as Republic Day special. The Pre Looks of the posters are being released from January 23rd.

Speaking about the initiative, Chethan Cheenu said he discussed this idea with his sister a few years ago. "This initiative had actually started as a film. I wanted to represent some  Revolutionary Leaders on screen and began researching about them.

In view of the huge expense involved in making a film of this scale and having in mind the ongoing pandemic situation, we then decided to go ahead with a realistic and grand photo session before commencing the movie. Following this, we held a calendar shoot of 12 Revolutionary Leaders".

Chethan Cheenu said the making video of the shoot will also be released in the coming days.

He said that Kamal Haasan was his inspiration to try this project. "I would be very happy and satisfied if I could achieve at least one percent of what he did," he added.

He also said that those who saw the pre look posters have appreciated it a lot.

Chethan Cheenu started his acting career as one of the child artistes in the film 'Anjali' directed by Mani Ratnam. Following this he acted in many commercials like Garnier, Domino’s, Samsung etc.

Chethan Cheenu has appeared in the Tamil film 'Thottal Poomalarum' and 'Karungali', Telugu movies 'Raju Gari Gadhi' , 'Mantra 2' and 'Pelliki Mundhu Prema Katha' in the lead roles.

His next film 'Vidyarthi' ('Manavan' in Tamil) as the protagonist is ready for release. Also, he plays the lead role in a multilingual film directed by veteran actress Kaveri Kalyani.

Following are the 12 Revolutionary Leaders that Chethan Cheenu has portrayed in his shoot:

1. V. V. S. Aiyar
2. Alluri Sitarama Raju
3. Udham Singh
4. Velu Thampi Dalawa
5. Veerapandiya Kattabomman
6. Sangolli Rayanna
7. Mangal Pandey
8. Rani Velu Nachiyar
9. Chandra Shekhar Azad
10. Chhatrapati Shivaji
11. Sukhdev Thapar
12. Vinayak Damodar Savarkar

The technical team of the shoot comprises of :

Director – Leela Rani
Concept – Chethan Cheenu
DoP – SaranJ, Santhosh
Editing – Ajith Karthik
Music – Ar Ms
Art – Wassif, Set crafts
Production Designing – Sathyanarayana KSN
VFX – Raj
Make Up – CC
Styling – LeelaMohan
Costumes – Koti
Production Supervision –
Mohan Kumar
Producer – Padmavathi
Production Control – Guna
Designs – Nikil Anudeep
PRO – Nikhil Murugan
Vamshi Sekhar
Manju Gopinath
Harish Arasu

Actor Chethan Cheenu is currently trending on Social Media for his upcoming Pre Looks Posters on the occasion of Republic Day. The actor pays tributes to the Revolutionary Hero's who contributed and sacrificed their lives to save respect for Our Country-India.

Kudos to Chethan Cheenu for his brave attempt by presenting the theme as #ONEACTOR12MAKEOVERS.