I want Rajendra Ponnappa to be the talk of the town: Ravichandran
The director and actor says his film is connected with the current political scenario by sheer coincidence
Filmmaker Ravichandran caught attention of his fans with the latest stills of his upcoming film, Rajendra Ponnappa. The director, who plays a criminal lawyer in the film, is also the writer, director, producer and music composer. He has generated curiosity with his looks, and also with the quotes that have been used along with the stills. Some of the lines are: "Police, politics, power - I love this power play"; "Treat me like a game, I will show you how to play"; "Ninge sari ansidike ninthko ekangi aadru sari"; and "Powerna missue maadora jothe aata aado majane bere… I like that challenge…"
“It’s a coincidence, but a number of dots from my film will get connected with the situations taking place, especially in society and the current political scenario. The film’s subject is something that every one can relate to,” says Ravichandran, about the film that is currently being shot.
He adds, “I thought it was the right time to bring out the visuals that explains all the happenings in one frame. In fact, even the songs in the film explain the current situation in the state.”
The actor, who wants to be known by his characters’s name, Rajendra Ponappa, has put RP as his display name all over social media. “I want Rajendra Ponnappa to be the talk of the town. I want people to recognise me as RP everywhere and not as Ravichandran, at least till the film releases,” he says.
But Ravichandran feels it is too early to be revealing anything more about the film. Three months before the release (slated for November 1), Ravichandran assures us that he will have more details to tell. “If I let out everything about the film now, there will be nothing left to say at the time of release,” he says, adding, “We are halfway through with the film’s shoot at the moment. I’ve already taken longer than I should on the film.” The reason for this is that he is including commercial elements. “I don’t want to disappoint my fans anymore. I’m taking into considerations the likes and dislikes of the audience. I want to give them-- both as an actor and director--what they would like to watch from me,” he says.
This required him to go back to his old ways. “I’m working on a complete film that has a story with a message, one that is told through a commercial entertainer,” he says.
The film also features actors Radhika Kumaraswamy and Apoorva.