Uppena is Vijay Sethupathi’ second Telugu film in which Vaishnav Tej, the younger brother of Sai Dharam Tej, is playing the lead role and this romantic film marks his debut in Telugu film Industry. Vijay Sethupathi is playing a villain in Uppena. Today as a part of promotional activities, the makers released a new poster that features the intense look of Vijay Sethupathi. He is seen smoking cigarette in a house.
A rustic love story set against the backdrop of the sea, Uppena is inspired by the ghastly honour killing incident in Nalgonda, which is helmed by Buchi Babu Sana and produced under Mythri Movie Makers and Sukumar Writings. Mangalore girl Krithi Shetty is playing the female lead and Vijay Sethupathi's daughter in this film which is produced under the Mythri Movie Makers banner. The film has the music by Devi Sri Prasad.