Darshan mania back with Yajamana
In this interview with CE, the Challenging star tells us that the mass commercial entertainer, which comes out this Friday, has all elements including a strong message
For Darshan, waiting for inspiration is not an option. He chooses instead to meet it halfway. After almost 18 months, the star's fans will be rewarded for their patience as Yajamana hits the screens this week. Given the gap between this movie and his last, fans haven't been able to get enough of the film’s posters, teasers, trailers and songs. The film is also making history because of Darshan’s friend and music composer, V Harikrishna, with whom he has collaborated on 25 films, is making his directorial debut with Yajamana.
Speaking to us about the film, Darshan says, “A person who is capable of taking responsibility, a person who has answers to all issues and who can reach out to people, is known as Yajamana. The audience will get to know more about this person once they watch the film.” He adds that being a commercial film, the makers have stitched together all elements with an exemplary flow.
For the superstar, it always is a challenge, to come out with a strong message in his film, which is a blend of action, love, songs, and punch lines. “I think this is where theatre personality, producer and art film director, B Suresha played a vital role, as he guided V Harikrishna with the story, to make a perfect entertainer,” says Darshan, adding, “Yajamana is a team effort involving Harikrishna, Shaylaja Nag, Suresha, art director, Shashidhar Adapa, cinematographer Shreesha Kuduvalli, stunt choreographer Vinod and the artistes.”
Darshan on his son, Vineesh, and his interest in cinema
Following in his father’s footsteps, Darshan’s son, Vineesh makes a cameo appearance in Yajamana. “I am sure my son will make it to the silver screen. He is already showing a lot of interest in cinema,” says the proud father.
Unlike the actor’s previous films, which are dubbed and released in Hindi and later in other languages, this time, the makers are releasing the Kannada version itself all over India and outside, which he feels is a good sign. “Kannada films are doing well in other states, and it will only grow bigger. It is just that we have to ensure the film reaches them,” he says.
Darshan reveals that he had a completely new experience interacting with producer Shyalaja Nag. “She didn’t treat me just as a hero. She is not a producer who wanted me just during shooting, dubbing and promotions. She was a good team leader and appraised me of everything about the film, and kept us updated, which helped immensely. It was good to know the ins and outs of Yajamana through her,” says the actor, who signs off with: “Hit or flop is something that cannot be analysed, but definitely a lot of hard work has gone into the making of this film and I look forward to how the audience will view this family and mass entertainer.”