This week three good films namely Ashta Chemma, Saroja & Ankit Pallavi and Friends made in a relatively smaller budget have made a mark in the box office. Your comments
It's a good change that is taking place in the recent times. Even in Bollywood films like 'Rock on', 'Wednesday' and 'Mumbai Meri Jaan' is generating rave reviews.
Usually exotic locations are selected to feature songs in your movies. How about this film?
For this line the backdrop itself is a foreign locale, and most of the sequences are done in the parts of U.S. Even then we wanted to go for a song in an outstanding location, but could not make it as we were out of energy after working in hectic schedules.
Tell us about your next ventures.
The next is with 'Gamyam' Krish, the script will be ready in a week's time. The film is titled as 'Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum', and Trisha is selected to play the heroine. Then another with Seenu Vytla together produced by Suresh Productions. We are expecting this to be a highly slick commercial film.
Krish's 'Gamyam' has been selected as one amongst the entries to Oscar. Your message for him. I am happy for him, on 'Gamyam' being considered as one of the prospects for Oscar entry. It is a simple and serene film in which he has got the emotions rightly churned out. Especially, the characterization is slick. Hope he makes good films in the future.
Which is your favourite song in this film?
All the melodies are soothing to the ears, like 'Bagunde.. Bagunde' and the first introduction song 'Enduk thondarenduko' with a classical touch, is a good number that stays in your lips. I think 'Hallagolla dhoom dhumare' will be adored by the youth, especially to be played in pubs & discos. It will sure be popular like the erstwhile 'Cheliya Cheliya' that got recognized. In fact this is shot in a club environs. And also the teasing song 'Naichodunga naichodunga' is composed aptly.
Family audience has special expectations on Venkatesh's movies. What is in store for them in this film?
The relationship between a son and his mother is featured packing emotion and love; this will be an appealing factor to the family audience. Also the character of Chintakayala Ravi, the way he behaves with people will be close to their expectations.
Even earlier you have done these type of roles. What is fresh about CR?
Any film will carry the same emotions like comedy, action or sentiment and they stir interest according to how well they were presented. A new look is attained only by changing the backdrop. The premise itself will change the whole thing about it. A completely new look is rendered to this movie as it possess an American backdrop. I think this itself will provide the necessary things to distinguish this flick.
'Gharshana' and 'Subhash Chandrabose' are some of the acclaimed movies, in which you invested meticulous efforts. However, they did not reach up to the expected level. How do you take it and move on?
That depends upon the attitude you have towards life or work. I am sincere in my work, I render my 100 percent to it while I am working on it, but I am not serious on the results. There are only two things that could happen in life which is failure or success. Both the things will happen to us and to every one around us. Once you start taking it seriously then anybody is in for a disappointment. However if you are positive you will move on unaffected by it.
What is your favorite kind of emotion or what kind of movies do you like to watch?
I watch all kinds of emotions, there is nothing like a favourite emotion. Because they prevail among everyone, no one is devoid of them. In context to the movies, it is how we present the emotions or feature them, which makes the difference. So, I enjoy watching 'God Father', 'Indiana Jones', 'Enter the Dragon' with the same fervor even on the present day. In recent Indian films 'Rangde Basanti', 'Lagaan' are some classics that are irreplaceable. I also enjoyed 'Gundamma Kadha' , 'Pathala Bhairavi' and so on.