Interview : Anil Ravipudi – Gaali Sampath is more of an emotional thriller
Published on Mar 9, 2021 1:00 pm IST

Gaali Sampath is a film that has created a lot of buzz in the last few days. The film is ready for release and on this occasion, we caught up with the film’s presenter, Anil Ravipudi for a detailed interview. Here is the transcript.
How did this project materialize in the first place?

The story idea is by my close friend S Krishna who has worked on all my films. He wanted to turn producer and wrote the script of Gaali Sampath. I loved the idea of a man who cannot speak and what if he falls in a pit. The idea was quite interesting and that is the time I decided to present the film.

What kind of inputs have you given for this film?

The moment I joined as a presenter for the film, I sat with the director on the screenplay and also helped him with the second half. The film turns quite emotional and has many thrills in the second half. Director Aneesh Krishna has done a good job and I just polished the script and took care of the production.

Which aspect of the father-son relationship is being shown?

Rajendra Prasad and Sree Vishnu play father and son in this film. As shown in the trailer, they have different ideologies. The film is more of an ego clash and how this creates a big issue in the second half of the film.

When names like Anil Ravipudi and Rajendra Prasad are associated. How much comedy can we expect?

From day one, we have been telling that this film is an emotional drama filled with thrills. The film starts on a fun note and is about a man who falls into a pit. So, do not come in seeing my name and expect big comedy. The film is more of a thriller.

Rajendra Prasad’s role and performance?

He was the first choice and has given his life and soul to Gaali Sampath. We all know what kind of an actor he is and the manner in which he performed in the film will shock you all. All his scenes with Sree Vishnu are going to be superb.

Will you continue to support such small films in the future?

Yes, I always wanted to direct such films. This is my first attempt at making content-based films and if Gaali Sampath clicks with the audience, I will support more films in the future and even direct them.

Update on F3?

The film is not a sequel to F2 and will have loads of fun. We have wrapped up 22 days of the shoot as of now and the output is superb. I am super confident about the film which is about a mad rush for money.

Are you directing Mahesh and Balakrishna in the future?

All these films are surely in the pipeline. But they are only in the discussion stages. My concentration is only on F3 as of now and once this releases, I will think about my next. Stories for Mahesh and Balayya garu are in the pipeline but there is no confirmation about any project.

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