V Harikrishna: I have stopped composing music, my focus is now on writing
The composer-turned-director's debut film, Yajamana, completes 100 days in around 15 centres on June 8
Music director V Harikrishna made his directorial debut with the successful Darshan-starrer Yajamana. The film, produced by Shylaja Nag and B Suresha, and starring Rashmika Mandanna and Tanya Hope, completes 100 days in around 15 centres on June 8.
So how does Harikrishna feel about the success of Yajamana? “I would like to thank people who accepted our work and made it a big entertainer. What prompted us to make this film was the desire to come up with a fruitful movie,” he says.
As an audience member, how does Harikrishna rate the film? “There are many good things as well as flaws in Yajamana, which, I guess, would be there even in the biggest of films. There is no such thing as perfection and there is always room for improvement. But the biggest challenge lies in entertaining people, and the result says that we have achieved that and passed with flying colours,” says Harikrishna, who also thanks his producers and actor Darshan for believing in him.
The composer-turned-filmmaker is now busy writing scripts. “I had a few one-liners, which I am developing along with my team,” he reveals. “It can be any kind of subject, the only criterion is that it has to be a commercial film with a subject that entertains the audience.”
As a music director, Harikrishna is part of Muniratna Kurukshetra and Pogaru. Ask him whether he has cut down on composing to focus on direction, and he says, “My love is towards films and that involves every department. During my work in this industry, I am not looking at only a particular job, or any particular designation, but involvement in all the crafts of cinema.” However, he adds, “At present, I have stopped composing music, and my focus is on writing. But it’s just a phase, I might get back to scoring music later.”