two action films like Okkadu and Varsham, you made a soft
film like 'Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana'. What is the reason
It is difficult to make another action film after doing films
like Okkadu and Varsham. Now a days, all films are using the
techniques, action sequences and ramping shots we used in
Okkadu and Varsham. I want to take a break from making action
films now. I wanted to make a sweet and feel-good film. I
made Manasantha Nuvve and Nee Sneham after getting inspired
by the super success of Nuvve Kavali. I think, Nuvvostanante
Nenoddanta' would become a different sweet film among the
biggies that are releasing for this Sankranthi.
technicians become film directors, they tend to show bias
toward their original profession. Did you find any such bias
towards dances from Prabhu Deva while directing 'Nuvvostanante
If you observe the dances composed by Prabhudeva so far in
all films, you could see some theme and concept for each and
every dance. He had the vision of director while composing
such dances. Hence, direction just becomes an extension for
what he had been doing for years. I can proudly proclaim that
Prabhu Deva is the best director among the directors I worked
with so far.
you have any reason for having different hairdo to Siddardh
in this film?
It looks different and he is playing a rich NRI who came back
to India. It suits him and it's stylish as well. After watching
this film, you would realize how stylish and fashionable it
is. I do remember my childhood days when the cloth merchants
used to sell 'Dasara Bullodu' sarees after the Dasara Bullodu's
release. Likewise, after 'Nuvvostanante
' release the
salons would popularize 'Nuvvostanante
seem to be playing safe by choosing familiar themes with minimum
guarantee returns? Don't you take risks?
I prefer adapting old stories and narrating them in modern
style. The audiences feel at home while watching them. It
does not mean that I don't take risks. I tried a different
film like 'Devi Putrudu' and it bombed. Even today, I strongly
feel that 'Devi Putrudu' would have been a hit if I spent
a couple of years more on the script.
the same time, it is very difficult make a feel-good film.
It needs dexterity to narrate a thin point for a period of
2 and half hours.
us about the music of the film?
Music given by Devi Sri Prasad suits the requirement. Songs
in this film are extensions to the vital scenes. There is
only one duet song in this film. Remaining all songs are situational
ones. That duet song was choreographed by Prabhu Deva on Siddardha,
Trisha and 90 dancers.
did you prefer somebody from Chennai as hero when we have
so much talent in AP?
I liked Siddardh performance in Boys and he had what I was
looking for in 'Nuvvostanante
'. I also wanted to cast
somebody who is underexposed. He is fresh in appearance and
good in looks. He would become a star after this film's release.
started this film as a small-budget film and it ended up with
huge budget? Why did the production cost of this film go up?
The rampant video piracy and movie lover's addition to idiot
box demands the film to be good enough to drive them to the
theater. In addition to the good script, they also demand
good experience in theaters. Hence we should use pleasant
colors and also show lavishness in film's production.
seem to be doing changes on fly while shooting a film. Don't
you start a film with bound script?
Bound script concept was possible in the old days. At that
point of time, the filmmakers and other technicians used to
get lot of spare time to work the script out even before starting
the muhurat. It is a fast life now. It is a team work too.
We start off with the script and whenever we get a nice suggestion
from any technician, we tend to incorporate it. Seven days
ago, while doing the rerecording of the film Devi Sri Prasad
came up with a suggestion. We called the cast and crewmembers
and shot that particular scene to improvise it. Improvement
is a continuous process. We work hard everyday to make sure
that script gets better day by day.
us about your future films?
I will announce the details of my next film on the release
date on 'Nuvvostanante
' (14th January 2005).
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