All you need to know about India’s Che Guevara, George Reddy

Hyderabad: Tollywood, of late, has been very open to experimental movies and biographies. In this regard, Osmania University’s hero George Reddy’s life story has been adapted for the silver screen, and its making is ongoing. The first look poster, which was unveiled earlier, caught everyone’s attention. Actor Sandeep who played a significant role in Ram Gopal Varma’s Vangaveeti is to portray George Reddy in the biopic.

A Jeevan Reddy directorial, this biopic will portray the student leader’s real-life incidents. The motive behind this biopic is to feature the story of the forgotten hero George Reddy, who fought vigorously against social discrimination. Well, to add to it, we present a brief look at George Reddy’s story.

The Che Guevara of Osmania was born in Palakkad, Kerala. His parents were Leela Varghese and Raghunath Reddy. Due to his father’s profession, George travelled extensively and studied in Kollam, Chennai, Warangal, and Hyderabad.

He was a research student in physics in Osmania, was an exemplary student and a boxer. George was a university Gold-medallist. He has also extensively studied history, literature, philosophy and international affairs.

His resistance to social injustice and inequality was low, and that is why he became a student leader. He founded the Progressive and Democratic Students Union (PDSU) while at Osmania University to participate in university politics actively.

He was deeply inspired by the Soweto student revolt against apartheid in South Africa. His revolutionary ideologies clashed with the inequality that prevailed in the society. “Jeena hai tho marna seekho, kadam kadam par ladna seekho,” was his motto, which is considered as an inspiration to many.

George Reddy was murdered on April 14, 1972, in broad daylight inside OU. It is believed that his revolutionary ideals had drawn him into communal disputes that are considered as the reasons behind his murder. OU has been a birthplace for many eminent personalities and leaders, and the varsity silently boasts of the unsung hero’s revolutionary ideologies and merit.

George Reddy’s biopic features Suresh Bobbili as the music composer. The background music is by Arijit Datta, cinematography by National Award-winner Sudhakar Reddy Yakkanti.

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