Lahari Films and Chai Bisket Films’ youthful entertainer Mem Famous is up for a grand release on May 26. Written and directed by Sumanth Prabhas, the film features Sumanth Prabhas, Saarya, Mani Aegurla, Mourya Chowdary, and Siri Raasi in crucial roles. Anurag Reddy, Sharath, and Chandru Manoharan produced the movie, which will have Kalyan Nayak’s music. Ahead of the release, we had a brief interaction with the three producers, and here is the transcript.
How did the movie’s journey commence?
It is during the Covid we saw a web series of a 20-year-old, Sumanth Prabhas. It is the habit of Chai Bisket to find young talent and encourage them. So we called him and started discussing whether to make an OTT series or a film. He suddenly said we should do one feature film. Then it took one year for the script, and that’s how the movie was made. Mem Famous is a proper youthful film.
What made you choose newbies?
We have two production houses which are A+S Movies and Chai Bisket Films. Under the A+S Movies banner, we produced Major, and we are in plans to make another film with a big hero. A+S Movies is meant for big movies, and Chai Bisket Films is exclusively meant for newbies. We are clear about our goals, and artists might approach us if we can produce a few good films.
The marketing looks creative. What’s unique about the film’s content?
If we take any film, it is the screenplay that matters more than the story. The only question that matters is whether the narration is engaging enough. We can take very interesting and unique concepts, but if the narration isn’t good, the audience might get bored. Even if we take Rajamouli Garu, his points will be simple, but his storytelling makes the difference. Mem Famous is about a few guys who are good for nothing and how they became better. Plot-wise, it is simple, but the characters’ journey will make a chord.
The trailer looks a bit similar to Jathi Rathnalu. What is the film all about?
As mentioned earlier, the movie is about three good-for-nothing guys who will become useful. Even the plot of Pelli Choopulu is a bit similar to this, and also, there would be a bunch of films like this. The differentiating factor will be how we are telling the story. Mem Famous will have Pelli Choopulu’s sensibility and Jathi Rathanu’s humor.
You are able to take this movie to the audience as you are famous. Isn’t it right?
When such youngsters have come with such high levels of energy, we need to do as much as possible for them. Just because we have access, both everything will happen as we desire. We are fair and logical in what we are doing.
Could you tell us about your future films?
A film is currently in the production phase, and there are 10 to 15 days of shoot left. A new director and new actor are part of it, and Venu Thottempudi garu is doing a very crucial role. It is a nice whodunit thriller in a fun space.
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