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| December 25, 2014 (2014-12-25)|Durga (2014 film) Wikipedia
Durga is a 2014 Telugu Action film directed by Srinivasa Reddy. Produced by C. Kalyan, Varun Kumar and Swetha Lana on Sri Subha Swetha films banner, the film stars Naga Chaitanya and Hansika Motwani in the lead roles. S. Thaman composed the Music and Background score for this film while Vijay C. Kumar handled the Cinematography. The film was officially launched in Hyderabad on 6 February 2014.
In the end of December 2012, it was reported that Naga Chaitanya would act in a Dual role for the first time in his career in an untitled film directed by Srinivasa Reddy who previously directed his father Nagarjuna in the socio fantasy film Dhamarukam and there was a buzz then that Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Tamannaah would be recruited to play the heroines in this film. In Mid January 2013, it was confirmed that the untitled film was a remake of Nagarjuna's 1994 Blockbuster comedy film Hello Brother and it was also reported that the remake was also titled as Hello Brother and Kamakshi Movies, who produced Naga Chaitanya's Dhada would produce the film. In mid June 2013, it was reported that Hansika Motwani replaced Samantha Ruth Prabhu while Tamannaah was retained as the heroine of the film. It marked the first collaboration of Naga Chaitanya and Hansika Motwani. However, in the end of July 2013, it was confirmed that the project was indefinitely shelved since the project didn't materialize and Srinivasa Reddy decided to go with a fresh project with Naga Chaitanya and Hansika Motwani as the leads with Brahmanandam in an important role which would be produced by C. Kalyan.
In the end of October 2013, it was reported that the film would start its shoot in the month of December 2013 and the Music would be scored by Anoop Rubens while Akula Siva would provide the script. In Mid November 2013, it was reported that the film would start its shoot from 1 December 2013 and Naga Chaitanya would shoot simultaneously for this film along with his other projects Autonagar Surya and Manam. However it didn't commence then and on 6 February 2014 the film was officially launched at Hyderabad along with Venkatesh's political drama Raadha under the direction of Maruthi Dasari and Ram Charan's Govindudu Andarivadele under the direction of Krishna Vamsi. These three were launched on the eve of Radha Saptami which became a noticeable news. The film was titled Durga on the day of the launch and the cast and crew were specified on the same day. Vijay C. Kumar and S. Thaman were announced as the Cinematographer and Music Director of the film while Srinivasa Reddy was announced to handle the screenplay of the film apart from directing it. The filming was said to be commenced from 24 February 2014 and would shoot continuously till July 2014 and would be released on the eve of Ramzan. On the day of the launch, the poster bearing the logo of the title was launched which was designed by Kiran Poster Ads, a reputed poster designer company in Tollywood. The filming started on 25 February 2014 in and around Hyderabad.
However in Mid March 2014, due to differences between Naga Chaitanya and Srinivasa Reddy, it was reported that the film was shelved indefinitely. However, it was also reported that the film will start its principal photography once the director is replaced with other one and it was also said that Akula Siva may handle the direction.