Friendship, deceit and mystery — the upcoming murder mystery Haseena is about five childhood buddies on a journey to solve a mysterious crime. The makers of Haseena have unveiled the first look motion poster recently. Actor Priyanka Dey is playing the title role in the movie.
“To save oneself from all the adversities of life, one needs to be selfish and self-centred. This is the twist in the climax. Even for those who love you. Haseena is a typical woman-centric film. I play a Muslim girl. She has a boyfriend who belongs to a Hindu community. The story takes unfortunate turns before they get involved in a murder mystery,” shared Priyanka, who has also played a small role in the Nani-starrer ‘Shyam Singha Roy’.
Directed by Naveen Eragani, the movie has a runtime of one hour 45 minutes and is meant for an OTT platform. “The entire shooting was done during lockdown. My debut movie Koteswara Rao gari Kodukulu, which is a family drama, was stalled indefinitely due to the lockdown. So, I thought why can’t we try an OTT film with a limited cast and crew. That’s how Haseena took shape and I had pitched the idea to my producer,” said director Naveen, who had an experience in filmmaking after getting trained under Ram Gopal Varma.
Naveen further explains that Haseena is based on a real story inspired by true events. “Five orphaned friends from different communities are raised in a single ghetto. Their hard work and perseverance pay off in life as they make a career in the IT industry. A murder shrouded in mystery gets them into the soup. What do they do to come out of it is just the premise. It’s a screenplay-oriented film. Real incidents such as people losing money from their bank accounts when they just click a link forwarded by conmen are also portrayed in the movie.”