Noted writer, ‘Darling’ Swami, who earlier worked for super hits like Darling and Drushyam is one of the bankable writers in TFI. His upcoming film, Achari America Yatra, is scheduled for a January 26th release. On this occasion, we had an exclusive interview with him. Here is the transcript.
Q) Tell us about your journey into films?
I’m from Tadepalligudem and did my graduation from Andhra University. As I was an enthusiastic writer from my college days, I decided to step into the industry. I joined as an assistant to Kona Venkat and after working with him for almost a year, I got an opportunity to write dialogues for Tarun’s Oka Oorilo. Later on, I wrote dialogues for A. Karunakaran’s Happy, Ullasamga Utsahamga, and Darling. Now, I’m currently working on Sai Dharma Tej’s project.
Q) You have been continuously writing dialogues for Karunakaran’s films. Tell us about your rapport with him?
He is a very calm and focused person. Moreover, he gives complete freedom to his writers which always helped me to deliver quality output.
Q) Apart from Karunakaran, with which director you have worked earlier?
I wrote complete dialogue version for Prabhas’ Rebel and was one of the writers for Maruthi’s Babu Bangaram. Apart from these, I wrote dialogues for many small films.
Q) Tell us about your ongoing projects?
Currently, my film Achari America Yatra is ready for the release and Sai Dharma Tej-Karunakaran’s film is also on sets.
Q) Tell us about Achari America Yatra?
The film will be along the lines of Denikaina Ready. It is completely G.Nageswara Reddy’s mark of comedy with a good story. Ace comedian Brahmanandam will once again entertain the audience with his rib-tickling comedy. His character is going to be the major highlight of the film.
Q) Can you reveal anything about SDT- Karunakaran’s film?
Yeah, it’s again a fresh and new age love story. It is not a remake of any film as rumored all over. The film’s idea is derived from our director’s thoughts and is going to be on the lines of Darling and Tholi Prema. I’m sure that this film will become as big as the old Tholi Prema.
Q) Earlier, you directed a film called Romance. Are there any plans to direct a film in the near future?
Yeah. I’m going to direct a film soon and the entire script work regarding it is done. Once I’m free from my current projects, I will focus on it and reveal complete details soon.
With that, we ended our exclusive interview with Darling Swami and wished him the best of luck for his future in Tollywood.
Interviewed by Prudhvi Chava