‘I want to prove myself with each film’
Kishore Tirumala tells CE that he considers every movie his first film
Director Kishore Tirumala is bracing up to see the audience's response for his third film Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi, that touches upon subjects such as friendship and love, and features Ram, Lavanya Tripathi and Anupama Parameswaran in the lead. “Honestly, I have developed a school of thought that every film has to be made like my first film. I want to prove myself with each film and I have to deal with a lot of pressure. In the process, I get drained and exhausted too,” says Kishore.
How did the idea for Vunnadhi Okate Zingadi come about? “I have many friends and I took some incidents that happened in their lives as an inspiration for this film. I penned the script a year-and-half ago and narrated it to Ram while he was shooting for Hyper in Visakhapatnam. The film has a conflict point told in a simplistic and interesting way. The narration and the characters will definitely strike a chord with the audience,” he adds.
Briefing about Ram’s role, Kishore explains, “Ram plays a cool, easy going lad, well-mannered and exuding the best of Indian and Western cultures. He knows where to draw the line and he's acted with great ease. As for other characters, Anupama Parameswaran’s performance will win hearts and Sri Vishnu, too, has done a fabulous job as Ram’s best friend.”
Early this year, Kishore announced a film Adavallu Meeku Joharlu with Venkatesh in the lead. But, the project was put on the back-burner and the Nenu Sailaja director has moved onto Vunnadhi…. Asked if the film is still happening, Kishore maintains, “I feel the story for Adavallu… needs improvement and so, I've asked Venky sir for some time to come up with a convincing script. The film is definitely on, but it will take some time to hit the floors.”
Produced by Sravanthi Ravi Kishore, Vunnadhi Okkate Zindagi releases on October 27.