‘Every flop movie is a death’
Director Ravi Srivatsa is back with Tiger Galli, a high-voltage drama based on a real-life incident
It has taken almost four years for Ravi Srivatsa to helm a project after Dashamukha. The director of films such as Deadly Soma, Deadly - 2 is now coming out with Tiger Galli.
He says the delay is part of the process. “A director dies each time his film flops,” he says. “Then it is like rebirth, to come up with a new script. The same happened with Tiger Galli. I have risen again in hope and, thankfully, this time I have a producer MN Kumar who has confidence in my story and has stood by me,” he says.
Ravi has titled the film Tiger Galli after a cul-de-sac in Thigalarapete. And the story is based on a real-life incident that happened in Chennai in 2010. “The hero comes from Tiger Galli, but the plot is set around an incident and the story has been written to reflect local culture,” he says.
The director says that Satish Ninasam came into the picture looking for a highly charged role. “The actor was sailing through in a different genre, with lighthearted comedy, and was craving to work in a high-voltage drama, which is what Tiger Galli is,” says the director, who has tried to capture a common man’s life in the movie. “Every regular person is a mix of emotions. The hero experiences these too and sets out to change the system, which forms the mass appeal of Tiger Galli.”
Stars such as Sudeep and Duniya Vijay have supported Ravi’s efforts and the director feels more confident of his movie.
With Bhavana Rao and Roshini Prakash playing the female leads, the film has director-actor Shivamani playing the antagonist. The cast also includes Ayyappa P Sharma, Giriraj BM, Sai Krishna and Pooja Lokesh.