Director Krish Jagarlamudi stunned everybody by helming Kondapolam with Panja Vaisshnav Tej and Rakul Preet Singh within the lead roles, whereas his big-budget interval drama Hari Hara Veeramallu with Pawan Kalyan is beneath manufacturing. Kondapolam is an adaptation of the Telugu novel of the identical identify.
Krish Jagarlamudi not too long ago interacted with the media. Excerpts from the dialog:
What sort of cinematic liberties have you ever taken to carry the Kondapolam novel to the celluloid?
Sannapureddy Venkatrami Reddy, who wrote the novel Kondapolaml, wrote an excellent screenplay. It helped me lots. The novel model doesn’t have the character Obulamma. We created Obulamma and a wonderful love story from her perspective for the film. The protagonist of the novel is an IFS officer. However, within the flick, we showcased the hero’s character as an individual with an inferiority advanced who struggles to realize his goals. To design the protagonist, I took inspiration from inspiring tales of individuals from rural backgrounds who’ve cracked the UPSC examination.
How did you get the concept of creating the Kondapolam novel into a movie?
In the course of the lockdown, Telugu administrators had a get-together. There, throughout an off-the-cuff dialog, administrators Indraganti Mohana Krishna and Sukumar advised me to learn the novel Kondapolam. After studying the novel, I used to be excited to adapt it.
A number of years again, I deliberate to direct a film with Venkatesh Daggubati based mostly on the novel Athadu Adavini Jayinchadu. However, it didn’t materialize. I’m glad that my try to direct a movie based mostly on a novel grew to become a actuality with Kondapolam.
How was it working with Vaisshnav Tej and Rakul Preet?
Vaisshnav could be very keen about cinema. He’s observant and has a zeal to just accept and be taught. He has an extended solution to go. Rakul did a improbable job within the film. She toned her physique to go well with her character Obulamma. I’m blessed to have them on board.
Inform us concerning the movie’s tagline – An epic story of turning into?
It’s all about self-discovery. On daily basis we live from battle to battle, and we might have so many fears to face. However it’s you that has to offer the ethical enhance to your self. For my part, turning into is believing in your self and never giving up.
How did you persuade Pawan Kalyan to mean you can helm Kondapolam amid the capturing of Hari Hara Veeramallu?
We had accomplished two schedules of Hari Hara Veeramallu by the point I began the shoot of Kondapolam. In the course of the lockdowns, I didn’t wish to maintain the staff idle with out offering any work. So, I revealed my plans of creating Kondapolam with the identical staff throughout the restricted schedule of 45 days earlier than returning to the filming of HHVM once more. Pawan Kalyan understood the state of affairs and obliged my plans. Later, AM Ratnam (producer of HHVM) additionally gave his permission to work on Kondapolam.
Up to now, we now have accomplished 50 per cent of the filming of Hari Hara Veeramallu. We plan to renew the capturing of the film in November.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, most filmmakers have been choosing the OTT route, however you’re releasing Kondapolam in theatres.
The movie has grand visuals, which might solely be skilled correctly in a theatre. We knew that it will take not less than six months to finish the VFX work, and we additionally thought to have an October launch in theatres. All the pieces went in line with plan. So, now we’re right here.
Inform us about your upcoming initiatives.
Rajeev Reddy and I are producing an internet collection for Hotstar beneath our First Body Entertainments banner. The story relies on the novel Thommidi Gantalu written by Malladi Venkata Krishnamurthy.