did you choose Warangal backdrop for 'Varsham'?
backdrop is chosen to give a freshness and never-seen-before
feel on the screen. If you see the recent films, the backdrop
is limited to particular locales like seema (faction films),
godari districts (village stories). But Warangal is an untouched
locations so far and we canned few scenes in the entrance
of Warangal city, veyi stambala gudi, fort hall etc. The film
boasts off nice visuals taken from Warangal city.
Prabhas role in Varsham?
is playing the role of Venkat. He is an unemployed youth.
He represents the aspirations of present youth. There is a
little bit of story support justifying why hero is jobless.
Its not a regular kind of love story where hero and heroines
love each other, parents oppose and they elope. There is something
else in the film. There is an extension to regular formula
love stories. This film would definitely prove the guesses
of regular movie goes wrong by taking unexpected twists and
turns. it's a sensitive love story with action orientation.
This film is made in big canvas with huge budget. The songs
in this film were picturized in a very tender way.
has done a couple of mass films before and they have shown
him as an action hero. This film unveils the romantic side
of Prabhas along with justifying his mass image with terrific
action sequences. Varsham would be a milestone in the career
are two types of villains. One is the kind who is bad to the
entire society and village. Other one is a good guy who behaves
badly with the hero alone. What kinds of villain shall we
see in 'Varsham'?
You are trying to get the entire storyline from me. I would
prefer say 'no comments' to this question. However, I do hint
you that there is 'Good, bad and ugly' in this film. Prabhas
represents good, Gopichand represents bad and Prakash Raj
epitomizes the ugly.
you have Telangana backgroud, it strikes to us the problem
with naxalites. Do you have any elements related to ultras?
No. There is no reference to the problem of PWG in this film.
it's a pure love story with action backdrop.
us about the Trisha character in this film
Trisha is playing the character of Sailaja in this film. She
is middle class girl. Even the hero belongs to middle class
family. Her character is very matured. She is naughty as well.
She should be the main plus point of the film. Youth would
watch this film repeatedly for this girl alone.
did you chose a flop director like Sobhan?
I saw lots of creative zeal in him. Everybody gets hits and
flops. Its just that he got flop before getting hit films.
I am sure he would prove himself with 'Varsham'.
personally liked the beat Devi Sri Prasad has experimented
with the sound of water in 'Innallaku Gurthochana vaana' song?
Devi Sri Prasad was introduced by me for Devi film. He proved
his mettle in many films later before working for 'Varsham'.
I am sure Varsham would help him and myself with its stupendous
us about the team work you have when making films on Sumanth
It's a complete team work. I want my hero, heroine and technicians
take my help and grow and I take their help to grow bigger.
It's the 'help each other' attitude that makes the difference.
many prints do this movie is releasing with?
Actually, I wanted to release 'varsham' with 150 prints. But
because of pre-occupation of theaters because of big films
release for Sankranthi season, I restricted the print number
to 120. Varsham would release with 120 prints and 30 more
prints would be added after a week or two.
many prints did you release Okkadu with?
Around 120 prints.
Babu is pretty much accomplished actor compared to Prabas
and you are releasing varsham at par with Okkadu. What is
There is no harm in having so many prints for a Pongal release.
The audio is doing extremely well. People are expecting a
lot from Varsham. Why not satiate the urge of people who want
to watch the Varsham first? I am expecting Varsham to do well
in mass centers along with A centers.
you feel nervous because you are releasing Varsham with biggies
like Anji and Lakshminarasimha?
No. I am not. It's natural for any Sankranthi season to witness
more than 3 film releases. And its not a taboo to release
our films along with the films of big heroes. More over, I
fixed the release date as 14th January when I had muhurat
of 'Varsham'. where as other films got postponed and fell
on the release date of Varsham. If you take Tamil film industry,
around four films are releasing for Sankranthi. What do you
say about it? Every filmmaker would put their best efforts
while making a film. It's the audience who decides which is
the better one!
is your next film?
It will star Mahesh Babu.
I heard it's a socio-fantasy film?
Hmm! I can't comment anything about it now. I narrated a storyline
to Mahesh and he liked it. We would meet again in the 1st
week of February and I would tell you more about that project.
some words to visitors of idlebrain.com?
You had been very kind to me by entertaining all my films.
I hope that Varsham too would find a place in your hearts.