Tollywood young and skillful actor Satya Dev’s next release is Gurtunda Seetakalam on December 9, with Tamannaah Bhatia as the female lead. Megha Akash, Priyadarshi, and Kavya Shetty are playing key roles. Kaala Bhairava is composing the music. The film is directed by Nagashekar R and is produced together by Bhavana Ravi, Nagasekhar, and Rama Rao Chinthapalli. Ahead of the film’s release, we interacted with one of the producers Chinthapalli Rama Rao for a brief interview. Here is the transcript.
How was your working experience with Satya Dev?
Satya Dev is a very good person. Even though I didn’t go to the film sets properly, he took care of all the aspects, including the accounts too. Thus Satya Dev’s complete cooperation helped us to move forward without facing any issues.
Why did you opt for Tamannaah?
Tamannaah Garu is a very professional actor. Our film has to do good business, and that is why we opted to have her in the movie. If we completely take new artists, it might not be possible. Tamannaah was too good in her given role, though.
Could you tell us about your journey with the film’s director?
Director Nagasekhar helmed this film based on the Kannada superhit Love Mocktail. He took a lot of hit films in Kannada but still, Nagaskehar handled Gurtunda Seetakalam with more caution. He will earn a good name through the film.
What elements are present in the film for the family audience to watch it?
Looking at the title, one might think the film is for youth. But every man would have many thoughts regarding the kind of girl he wanted to marry. A few might commit mistakes in this regard. Also, a few might go wrong with their love life. Gurtunda Seetakalam talks about the valuable love life and how one needs to behave in this society.
What’s so unique about Gurtunda Seethakalam compared to other love stories?
The film’s plot would be entirely different compared to other love-based films. The film has a message about what one needs to give his/her partner rather than always expecting from them. Gurtunda Seetakalam will be along the lines of Nag’s Geethanjali.
Did you make any changes compared to the original?
Love Mocktail would be like a documentary without commercial elements. We have taken 40% of the story from it and made a commercial film with good artists keeping in mind the sensibilities of the Telugu audience. You would just see the characters but not the artists. That’s how the film shaped up.
What about your future projects?
We financially associated with Krishna Vamsi’s Ranga Marthanda, and the project is completed. With NTR’s relative, we are doing Sri Sri Sri Rajavaru, for which the dubbing works are done. Except for the two songs, we are done with the production part. We are planning for a February release. Also, there are a few stories in the lineup.
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