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‘Can’t compare a classic film with mine’

Vivin Surya clarifies that his film and the classic have no similarities, apart from the title and Chandrashekhar being part of the cast 

Published: 10th May 2018

Director Vivin Surya has borrowed the title of his film, Edakallu Guddada Mele, from the 1973 classic film directed by Puttana Kanagal.

He tells CE that his story has lot of relevance to the title, which will be revealed this Friday. However, the first-time director clarifies that the film has no reference to the older one. “Apart from title, I have managed to cast Chandrashekar, who was part of the classic film. Otherwise, there is no comparison between the two films,” says Vivin.

He tells us that film throws light on the current scenario of parents being too busy and neglecting their children. “This is something I have seen from my school days, 20 years ago. How we are living in this system is what I have tried to highlight in the story,” he says.

Vivin claims that he will be first director to introduce a juvenile courtroom scenario on screen. The film, which has made festival rounds, will be released this week. Produced by GP Prakash, the film stars Swathi Sharma in the lead, with music composed by Ashik Arun.

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