Srinivas Avasarla has been going great guns in the industry. With two back to back hits, he is now the director to watch out for. His latest film, Jyo Atchutananda is going great guns and on this occasion, we caught up with him for an exclusive interview. Let’s see what he has to say.
What kind of response is your film getting ?
The response has been very good. I am getting a huge number of emails citing different stories about their families and how the film has touched them emotionally.
Were you confident about the film’s success ?
I was not confident at all because the story was quite unconventional. While writing, I had many doubts as to how certain scenes which are quite complex on paper will work out on the big screen.
How good are the collections ?
I do not track these box office figures much but am aware that my producer Sai Korrapati is quite happy with these collections and has offered me another film in his banner.
You took a big risk of showcasing the heroes as already married. What made you do so ?
Yes ! everybody warned me not to do so. But I was very clear that this angle is the one which will work for the film big time. The audience is just loving it and is deeply connecting to the script.
The reviews have been encouraging. Do you follow them ?
Yes ! But I read them very late. The film should completely be gone from my system and then I read each one of them. I always am eager to know what people think of my work.
Both the stars have done a superb job. Who is your pick ?
As I am also a younger sibling in my family, I connect to Naga Shourya’s role well. But the audience has also been loving Nara Rohit for his unique role in the film.
Certain audience have complained that the mother’s role is pushed aside in the second half ?
Yes ! In today’s day and age, moms do not have much to say or interfere in such sensitive issues. The younger generation is very clear and is in not in the position to listen to anyone. So I felt that she should not be stressed more.
What inspired you to write such a script ?
I was very clear that I did not want to do yet another rom-com like Oohalu Gusagusalade. So after thinking a lot, I felt that I should base a film amdist two loving brothers.
What do you like the most, acting or direction ?
I like writing the most. If given a chance and proper credit, I would love to write for other film makers as well.
The house set has been appreciated quite well. Tell us about that ?
Yes ! Right from the begining, I wanted a house where the entire film will be shot. The house itself plays a key role in film and luckily Sai Korrpati garu got everything for what I asked.
What is the best compliment that you have received for the film ?
A lot of brothers have emailed me saying that their relationships with their own brothers have become better after watching the film.
What made you accept Hunter ?
The basic emotion of the film hit me right away.
Your future projects ?
As of now, I am only shooting for Hunter remake. I will take a month’s gap and then think of my next film.
With that we ended our interview and wished Srinivas the best of luck for his future.
Interviewed by Avad