Leading Telugu hero Sundeep Kishan, known among Tamil cinema fans for starring in Master and Kaithi director's debut film Maanagaram, has risen to the top in quick time and will next be seen in the sports comedy drama, A1 Express. Said to be a partial remake of the hit Tamil film Natpe Thunai, Hiphop Tamizha, who starred in the original, is incidentally the composer for the upcoming Telugu venture. Announced to hit theatres in February, the highly-anticipated A1 Express trailer featuring Sundeep Kishan as an aspiring hockey player is now out and has been packaged as a watch-worthy entertainer. 

Directed by Dennis Jeevan Kanukolanu, the A1 Express trailer shows us that the film will revolve around how aspiring sports persons are facing obstacles from those in authority, including the various politics involved. The film has Sundeep Kishan paired opposite Lavanya Tripathi, who has been a heart-throb among the youth and has a meaty role as she too is seen showing her skills in hockey for which she had undergone extensive training on the field to prepare for her character. Apart from Sundeep and Lavanya as the leads, A1 Express includes Murali Sharma, Rao Ramesh, Posani Krishna Murali, Priyadarshi Pulikonda, Abhijeeth Poondla, Raghu Babu, Sriranjini, Satya, Uppada Parvateesam, Mahesh Vitta, Khayyum, Bhupal Raju among others in pivotal roles. 

A1 Express has a strong technical team that includes Kavin Raj for cinematography, Chota. K. Prasad doing the editing, Venkat in charge of the stunts, Shekar and Sathish Krishnan doing the choreography and Harman Kaur for the costume design. Jointly produced by T. G. Vishwa Prasad, Abhishek Agarwal, Sundeep Kishan and Daya Pannem under the People Media Factory, Abhishek Agarwal Arts and Venkatadri Talkies banners, A1 Express has music by Hiphop Tamizha and it remains to be seen whether he has retained any of the hit tunes from his Tamil original. 

It will be interesting to see how much A1 Express has been adapted from Hiphop Tamizha's Natpe Thunai, which turned out to be a success at the box office. Among the major highlights of the Tamil original were the performances, the comedy, chart-buster songs, action and sentiment. Check out the A1 Express official trailer below: