After making an impressive debut with ‘Swamy Ra Ra’, director Sudheer Varma had a setback in the form of ‘Dochay’. After a gap of 2 years, he is again coming up with Nikhil starrer ‘Keshava’, an out-and-out revenge drama. So, this is what Sudheer Varma had to say about his film and future plans. Check it out!
What made you take such a long gap post ‘Dochay’?
After ‘Dochay’, I was supposed to work with Ravi Teja but it got postponed due to some reasons. This made me to change my plans and work with Nikhil again for ‘Keshava’.
Do you make crime thrillers?
I am more into this genre and feel that it is my strength. I feel that people should only do things in what they are good at. Even though I love watching films like ‘Bommarillu’, you will not see me making such films.
Tell us about ‘Keshava’ and your hero Nikhil?
‘Keshava’ is a pure revenge drama with gritty emotions never seen in Tollywood. The narration of the film is its main USP. It was a film written for Nikhil as we both decided to make a film together after ‘Dochay’. His performance will blow away everyone’s mind. His portrayal of ‘Keshava’ is too good and when I showed few scenes to Sukumar, he was totally surprised with Nikhil’s acting prowess.
What is the reason behind adding heart disorder of hero’s character?
As my hero is on a mission to take his revenge and hides all his emotions, we thought it would be interesting if such person has some health disorder. It would lead to a very interesting drama in the film.
How did the film turn out? Will it reach the expectations despite its short runtime?
The film shaped up amazingly and I am sure that it exceeds all the expectations with its narration and strong emotions. I can’t forget the moment when two lady officers in the censor board walked up to me and congratulated me. This proves that my emotions are strong enough to pull off ‘Keshava’.
As it is a serious thriller, we did not add any hindrances in the form of unnecessary fights, songs or hero elevations. This resulted in the crisp runtime which works in our favor.
Can we see you making films with star heroes in future?
Why not! I can change myself to the given conditions. A star hero film which have wider reach and we need to cater to his image. I have few subjects written exclusively for star heroes and may be few years you can see me directing them.
Tell us about the cast and crew of this film?
With ‘Keshava’, we are introducing a new cinematographer Diwakar Mani. His work will be one the major highlights and his shots were quite unique. Even other technicians gave their best.
Supporting cast like Isha Koppikar and Ritu Varma were amazing. Rao Ramesh will be seen in a memorable role again.
About your future projects?
My next film will be with SHarwanad which starts in July or August. It is an action thriller. My script for Ravi Teja is ready and I am waiting for him to finish his current projects as he can only do that role. It will be a gangster film.
With this we concluded our interview wishing all the good luck for Sudheer Varma and his upcoming flick ‘Keshava’.