Chennai: Impressed by its "powerful" storyline, veteran Telugu filmmaker Dasari Narayana Rao has picked up the distribution rights of forthcoming film `Minugurulu`, slated for release Jan 24.
He said it will be "unfortunate" if audiences don`t get to see it.
A film featuring 40 visually impaired children, "Minugurulu" is the story about how these children expose the wrongdoings of their warden in an orphanage.
"When I first watched this film in a private screening a few months back, I decided I should do something from my end to promote it. It has a powerful storyline and wonderful performances by these kids," Dasari told reporters.
"I thought the audience would be unfortunate if they don`t get to see it. Hence, I decided to distribute it," he added.
The film, directed by debutant Ayodhya Kumar, will be released under Dasari`s home banner Siri Media.
"The film was completed long back. It`s high time that it releases right away before people stop talking about it. Several industry folks have also shared their feedback about the film. We are planning to release it in maximum number of screens in Andhra Pradesh," Dasari said.
"Minugurulu" features Suhasini Mani Ratnam, Ashish Vidyarthi, Raghuvir Yadav and Ravi Babu in important roles.