Anushka Shetty in Rudhramadevi
Anushka Shetty in RudhramadeviFacebook/Rudhramadevi3D

The makers of "Rudhramadevi", an upcoming historic drama film, have released a "Making Video Journal" as a birthday gift for the film's leading lady Anushka Shetty. The actress will be celebrating her birthday on Friday (7 November). 

The making video gives us a glimpse of what to expect from the film and is likely to impress the audience. (Check video below)

On Thursday, the makers released a stunning new look fof Anushka Shetty from "Rudhramadevi."  Anushka plays the role of Rudhramadevi, the princess of Kakatiya dynasty in the film. 

Releasing first-look posters, teasers or making videos have become a trend of sorts in Telugu cinema industry. Last year, director Gunasekhar released the first-look poster of "Rudhramadevi" on Anushka's birthday and this year, he has released a special video on her birthday occasion.

There are big expectations for "Rudhramadevi" as the film boasts of an ensemble cast including Anushka, Allu Arjun, Rana Daggubati, Krishnam Raju, Nithya Menen, Catherine Tresa, Aditi Chegappa and Prakash Raj among others.

Rana Daggubati plays the role of Chalukya Veerabadhra, while Allu Arjun will be appearing as Gona Ganna Reddy -- a Robinhood kind of role.

"Allu Arjun's role will go down as one of the most memorable performances in the history of Telugu cinema. His role is similar to that of Robinhood and will appeal to both the masses and the classes," Gunasekhar told 123telugu.

The first-look poster of Anushka, Prakash Raj and the motion poster of Allu Arjun have generated huge buzz surrounding the project. It remains to be seen if the "Making Video Journal" manages to raise the hype.

The shooting of "Rudhramadevi" has been wrapped up and the post production work is going on in full swing. 

Produced by Gunasekhar, "Rudhramadevi" is touted to be the first women-oriented film to have been made with a big budget of around ₹50 crore. The film's music is composed by Ilayaraja, while cinematography is handled by Ajayanan Vincent and edited by Sreekar Prasad.

The historic drama is expected to hit the screens in January 2015.