If there is any film that got positive response right from its teaser, songs and trailer, it is Varun Tej’s ‘Tholi Prema’. The film recently released to packed houses and got good response right from the very first show. As a part of its promotions, we have an interview with ‘Tholi Prema’ director Venky Atluri. Let is see what he has to say over the film’s success.
Seems like you are having a great time enjoying the success of the film.
Though the success is expected right from the Day1, we never expected such grand reception for the viewers. I was very happy to see their response in theatres for some scenes and dialogues.
What is your take on people comparing this film with Pawan kalyan’s classic?
It is good to know that audience are comparing my flick to such a classic. I am even more elated now as I kept my word of not spoiling ‘Tholi Prema’ title which I said at the pre-release event.
Share your experience of working with Thaman.
It is a great experience working with him. He immensely liked the script and composed the music with utmost care. His music gave life to the film and our biggest asset.
What is your inspiration behind writing this film?
Nothing In fact! I tried to narrate an interesting story of two individuals and it worked in my favour.
What is the reason behind turning into a director after entering as an actor?
I wanted to come into the film industry and in that process, came in as an actor in ‘Sneha Geetham’. But, I worked as a writer for that film too. Then, I wrote the dialogues for ‘It’s My Love Story’ and ‘Kerintha’. After that, I turned as a director with this film.
What is the biggest compliment you got for ‘Tholi Prema’?
I received calls from legends like K. Raghavendra Rao and R. Narayana Murthy. They praised my work for ‘Tholi Prema’. These are the best compliments I received so far.
Tell us about your upcoming projects.
Right now, I signed to make a film with Dil Raju and another one with ‘Tholi Prema’ producer BVSN Prasad sir. These are my further projects.