Mufti puts script before masala formula
Lead actor Sriimurali says that they won’t shoot a third song, before checking how it will fit in with narrative
Sriimurali-starrer Mufti's last schedule was completed at Ramoji Film City recently. The team is now left with a day's talkie portions, work on which is being done in Bengaluru this September 30.
Meanwhile, the filmmakers have completed the shoot for two songs and are debating whether there should be a third song. But, the decision will be taken only after the movie goes through the edit desk.
This seems to be a well-thought out decision taken by Sriimurali and crew. The actor says, "Music should go with the flow and not disturb the narrative. It is important, but it should not disturb the mood the movie’s script is trying to create; we are trying to work that out. While music has a prominent place in the storytelling, we want to ensure that the songs we have in our movie are there for a good reason.”
Mufti's storyline follows the importance of humanity and duty, and Sriimurali and debutant director Narthan have abided by the script. The actor says that the script comes first, music is secondary.
Sriimurali is deeply involved in the decision making and he does not want to blindly follow the regular formula, followed for decades in films. He says, "People should walk out of the theatre understanding the film, there is no set rule that a movie has to have a minimum of four to five songs. I don’t want my audience to get bored of Mufti because of songs which will only water down the intensity of the movie. So it is better to decide on the narrative before we start on the shoot.”
The film made under Jayanna Combines hopes for a release this year. Mufti has Shanvi Srivastava playing the female lead and Shivarajkuamr in a pivotal role. Vasishta Simha is also a part of the ensemble cast. The film has music by Ravi Basrur and cinematography by Naveen Kumar.