Rishi: Cinema is always the director’s medium
The actor talks about his third outing, Sarvajanikarige Suvarnavakaasha, directed by Anoop Ramaswamy, which carries a story based on a true event
Sarvajanikarige Suvarnavakaasha, a fictionalised take of a true event, is written by Janardhan Chikkanna, the director of Gultoo, and Harish. “It is about an incident that took place in the life of my partner, Prashanth Reddy, about which he opened up during a random conversation. This true event faced by him was very interesting, and I thought it would make for a good story to tell,” says Janardhan.
Anoop Ramaswamy, who marks his directorial debut with Sarvajanikarige Suvarnavakaasha, was associated with the Gultoo team and has previously worked with director Suni. The romcom, which is set to be released on Friday, stars Kavaludaari-fame Rishi and debutante Dhanya Balakrishna in the lead.
According to Rishi, Vedanth, the role he plays in Sarvajanikarige Suvarnavakaasha, lies somewhere between Purmy, the role he played in Operation Alamelamma, and Shyam of Kavaludaari. “Vedanth has been portrayed in a very subtle way in Sarvajanikarige Suvarnavakaasha. The film has an interesting ensemble cast and does not highlight a particular actor,” he says, adding that those who liked Purmy’s character will connect with Vedanth. “There is no comparison between my two films in terms of story and characterisation. If the audience is looking for a fresh film, Sarvajanikarige Suvarnavakaasha fits the bill. It is a thorough entertainer done sensibly. Though it is a romcom, the comedy will not be forced. The core of humour is embedded in the plot, and comes up as the story progresses, which I think isn't easy to achieve.”
Rishi, who believes that “cinema is always a director’s medium,” says the back-and-forth screenplay of a simple story is the highlight of Sarvajanikarige Suvarnavakaasha. “I have watched the film, and it came across to me as a new-age cinema. It will create confusion and anxiety among the audience, and at the same time, keep them in splits. The credit largely should go to the director, writer, and editor of the film,” he says, revealing that the film has some deep-rooted philosophy, which has been narrated in an entertaining way. “All of us think that we have distanced ourselves from a lot of things and thoughts. But, in a broader manner, it is existing around us. While watching this film, viewers will also feel that life is very simple, and one need not complicate the situation. This might be the takeaway, but all of it is sprinkled with humour,” he says.