Interview : Anil Ravipudi- Dil Raju appreciated me a lot after watching the film
Published on Oct 17, 2017 6:00 pm IST

Raja The Great is one film which has been making a lot of noise all over. The fun entertainer is ready for a release tomorrow and on this occasion, we caught up with the film’s director Anil Ravipudi for a detailed interview. Let’s see what he has to say.

What made you opt for a blind character for Ravi Teja?

In commercial films, there is very less scope for creativity. To showcase something new, I got a thought as to what if my hero is blind. My thoughts even strengthened after watching a Mohan Lal film where he plays a blind man. That is how I designed the role and had a lot of fun shooting for the film.

Ravi Teja’s reaction after hearing the script?

Initially, he was very skeptical but after he heard the second half completely, he was very excited and okayed the film right away. I feel that Raja The Great is Ravi Teja’s best performance to date. The way he has owned the blind character and delivered a knock out performance will impress everyone.

How will the blind character be showcased?

The hero in the film is blind by birth and the way he is trained and how he embarks on his journey has been showcased quite convincingly. Right from his childhood, his mother wants to see him as a cop and how a blind man joins the cops in one of their mission and fulfills it is the whole story about. Every fight in the film is logical and we did not use any cinematic liberty to elevate the hero. He behaves as how a blind man reacts to situations.

Don’t you think making the hero blind will be a bit risky?

Yes! Initially, I was scared during the scripting stages but as the shoot progressed and I saw the rushes my confidence grew by leaps and bounds. The film will have hilarious fun and none of the blind aspects have been overdone.

About the lead pair’s confrontation in the film?

As the hero is blind, we did not add much romance. There will some mature feelings which have been showcased quite well. There are no dream sequences and every song is concept oriented.

What was Dil Raju’s reaction after watching the film?

Generally, he never praises me and after watching this film, he lauded me for my taking and the way I showcased the blind character in the second half.

What happened to your film with NTR?

Things did not work out as I narrated only a part of the script to him. There were some obligations and the film did not happen. Very soon I will approach him with another script.

Future projects?

I am eagerly waiting for the result of this film and will take a call only after seeing the response for this film.

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