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‘Opinion of audience about Petromax will change once they enter the theatres’

...says director Vijayaprasad, who talks about his upcoming comedy satire starring Sathish Ninasam and Hariprriya

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Published: 14th July 2022

Vijayaprasad, the director of Siddlingu, Neer Dose, and the upcoming Totapuri, has got another film, Petromax, releasing on July 15. With every film, he has created a signature for himself with bold content and double-entendre dialogues.

The latest trailer of Petromax features the lead actors Sathish Ninasam and Hariprriya indulging in a post-sex conversation. Though the reaction of the audience was mixed for the promo, it clearly kindled their curiosity.

Vijayaprasad feels that dialogues are one of the strongest factors of his films. “I don’t consider them double-entendres, they are just mischievous conversations between people who share a bond. As a filmmaker, I always see comedy as the biggest tool to entertain the audience. I intend to blend socially relevant issues with humour. People who are opposing the bold content will change their views once they enter the theatres.”

Petromax, according to Vijayaprasad, symbolises light and life. He also states that Petromax, which is a lantern of sorts, is also an allegory to prostitution. “There is a certain way to reach the audience without getting preachy. It was the case with Neer Dose and will be the same with Petromax too. There is a certain section of the audience, who believes in my content and making. The rest who have a misconception will change their mind once they watch my work.”

The story of Petromax revolves around four orphans, and how their journey encapsulates elements of comedy and emotions. The film is jointly produced under Sathish Pictures, Studio 18, and Petromax Pictures. It has music by Anoop Seelin and cinematography by Niranjan Babu.

Petromax’s cast also includes Nagabhushana, Karunya Ram, and Arun Kumar. The film has Suman Ranganath in a special appearance and Vijay Lakshmi Singh playing a unique role. 

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