Tagaru marks milestone as it hits 25-week run
Shivarajkumar credits director Suri and producer Srikant for the film’s long run
In a day and age where films barely stay in theatres for a couple of weeks, Tagaru’s feat is rare. This week, the film will clock a 25-week run. The Shivarajkumar-starrer, directed by Suri, has created an all-time record in Shantala theatre, Mysuru.
“I have seen films run for 25 weeks in my career. In recent times, this is one of the few films to have such a long run. I am very happy. Credit goes to director Suri and producer Srikanth who made it possible. It’s a big boost for me,” says Shivarajkumar.
He feels that a script with an ‘audience connect’ is what determines the success of a film. “It’s not just the hero, heroine or superstar in the film that matters. It’s overall content and the importance given to each character that makes a film. And that’s what worked in Tagaru’s favour. Apart from my role, Dolly’s character was also given as much importance. Even Shiva, the Cockroach had a part to play. That’s the beauty of this film,” he says.
Such a milestone is possible only when a producer takes interest: Suri
“Today, in the first and second weeks of a film’s release, the audience is mainly those who’ve heard about the film. In the third week, the film sees a repeat audience, and the fourth is the last chance for those who have not seen the film to watch it. So, as director of Tagaru, I feel happy to see a 25-week poster across the state,” says Suri, adding, “Such milestones are possible only if the producers show interest. At the end of the day, the success of a film hinges on producers.”
This milestone in my first venture will take me a long way: Producer
While KP Srikanth is grateful to have crossed a milestone in his very first productional venture, he hopes that this film will take him a long way. “The entire fraternity is joining the celebrations. Yash, Sudeep, and Santhosh Ananddramm, among others, have made a special mention on social media. It feels good,” he says.