Enable Javscript for better performance
Into the Wild- Cinema express

Into the Wild: Aravind Kaushik

The filmmaker is back after a break with Huliraaya, a film that cuts across all genres  

Published: 01st July 2017

Today, Aravind Kaushik does not have to display his talent. After Nam Areal Ondina  and Tughlaq, he has shown without any doubt that he has ample creativity and innovation when it comes to presenting ideas on screen. Coming back after a break, Aravind is now waiting for the release of his next, Huliraaya. The director says this time he intended to make a film that will be remembered.

The filmmaker, who calls himself a director by character and not by profession, has already won appreciation for the film from industry stalwarts like Rakshit Shetty, producers Karthik Gowda, and Pushkar Mallikarjunaih, who have watched the film.

“Sitting in the projector room and hearing the claps from outside is so satisfying,” he says and adds that he had opted for a new way of showcasing his movie idea to get a producer. “Instead of convincing every producer with my story, I decided to put up the teaser of my film on social media. The reaction was phenomenal, and it also fetched me a producer, who happens to be my friend too,” he says.

Speaking about the idea behind Huliraaya, the director reveals an interesting line  ‘The legends lives on’, which is a metaphor and defines the concept of freedom of expression and the choice of being where you are as a person. “We are confined to a lot of aspects in society which pushes us to do things, and be in places where we don’t probably belong. Just as how a tiger is not able to be on its own today, even human beings have put themselves into a similar situation. We are also caged in certain situations in the course of trying to impress someone else,” he explains.

Making it simple for the audience, Aravind adds, “At the heart of it, the film has an entertaining character. He is a maverick, a vagabond, but one who entertains. The experience of Huliraaya is driven from one guy who comes up with variations and how, through the course of life, he teaches us to be different,” mentions Aravind, adding, “The story idea which actually triggered in me when I went with my friend to a forest, and I felt it was easy to tell the story  through a tale of a Tiger. But, the best part, there is not even one frame of a tiger in my film and everything in the film is motif.”

According to him, the film cuts across all genres and does not stop at being an action or a thriller. “The film has a love story, an emotional journey and enough entertainment quotient,” he says.

Apart from Balu Nagendra, Huliraaya features new faces including Divya Uruduga, Chirashree Anchan, Raghu Pandeshwar, Kuldeep among others. The director is looking for a release in August and the film is likely to be distributed by Pushkar Films. Huliraaya has music by Arjun Ramu and cinematography by Ravee.

Related Articles


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.


Which is your favourite time travel film in Tamil?

Indru Netru Naalai