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Innocence of SURI: Popcorn monkey tiger- Cinema express

Suri's next named by his six-year-old son

The film starring Dhananjay and Niveditha in the lead has been titled Suri Popcorn Monkey Tiger

Published: 23rd May 2018

Director Suri generates interest not just with his stories and directorial style, but also with the titles of his films. Last time, he created much excitement with the title of Tagaru, a film which is heading towards a 100-day run in theatres. And now, with his upcoming film, he’s doing the same. The Dhananjay-starrer has been titled, Suri Popcorn Monkey Tiger, a name given by his six-year old son Prithvi.

It all started when Prithvi tried to narrate to his father a story that was a mix of tales that the filmmaker had narrated to his son. “When I asked him what the title for his story was, he said: Suri Popcorn Monkey Tiger. I kept thinking about those words over and over again. And incidentally, when we came up with the subject for this film, I felt it was apt. It’s even registered by the same name.”

According to Suri, “When it comes to telling a story with elements of reality, such titles makes sense. A child’s innocence has inspired this title. I wanted to bring that out in my story through the characters and the title.” The director adds that the success of Tagaru has pushed him to do even better, especially with the title.

“Whenever I go out, people ask me to come up with a good film. I believe that a film that connects with the audience, and has an element of innocence, is what works,” says Suri, who also reveals that Suri Popcorn Monkey Tiger will be an out-and-out commercial film. He promises it will be action-packed, and is confident that Dhananjay will be able to carry off the lead role with aplomb.

Suri Popcorn Monkey Tiger will be presented Geetha Shivarajkumar. Produced by KP Sreekanth, Suri has brought in a large team of technicians for the film. While Maasti Manju is writing the dialogues, Charan Raj has been roped in as the music director, and Deepu S Kumar as editor. Incidentally, Charan worked with Suri on Tagaru. Shekar, who has previously worked with the director on various films, will be the cinematographer. 

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