Interview : Anand Deverakonda – Gam Gam Ganesha explores fear, greed and conspiracy
Published on May 29, 2024 9:00 pm IST

Anand Deverakonda’s Gam Gam Ganesha, directed by Uday Shetty, is up for release on May 31st. Pragathi Srivastava and Nayan Sarika star opposite Anand in this film, which is produced by Kedar Selagamshetty and Vamsi Karumanchi under the banner Hy-Life Entertainment. Anand Deverakonda shared the highlights of the movie during a recent media interaction.

How did the project begin?

After Middle-Class Melodies, we went into lockdown, and there was uncertainty everywhere. During this period, I started planning my next project. Along with the story of Baby, I received the script of Gam Gam Ganesha. The synopsis included three words: greed, fear, and conspiracy, and this intrigued me. This line was exciting and felt unique, as I enjoy watching crime comedies like Swamy Rara.

Why did it take so long to complete the shoot?

I was still in the character makeover for the movie Baby, and it took a few months to come out of it. The COVID-19 second wave and film union strikes caused further delays. In the film’s second half, there are scenes set in the background of a Ganesha Mandapam. We built a set, but it collapsed due to heavy rains. We rebuilt the set and completed the shooting, which took more time.

Could you tell us about the screenplay?

Our director, Uday, has crafted the screenplay in such a way that everyone will enjoy the film. The story features fifteen main characters. Uday emerged triumphant as a debut director by bringing out the best performances from all of them. He is also receiving offers. I am happy and confident about the film.

What is the film about?

This story revolves around the idol of Lord Ganesha. Several characters try to obtain the idol, each with bad intentions. The plot centers on the value of the statue and who ultimately gets it. The film also explores elements like fear, greed, and conspiracy, showing how these traits impact the lives of the characters.

Your previous film earned 100 crores. What are your expectations for Gam Gam Ganesha?

As a hero, my span of movies does not increase all at once. I received a grosser of 100 crores with Baby, but I don’t expect my next film to collect more than that. Love stories have a bigger reach. We spent six crores on Gam Gam Ganesha. We will be very pleased if the promotion money is recouped and the film breaks even with good reviews.

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