Despite holding a position of vice-president in the USA, Subbu was driven by his passion for cinema and enrolled himself in a filmmaking course in the Tisch School of the Arts in New York city, some years ago.
“I experimented a lot with the craft and other technical aspects while in college. I directed short movies like Thin Line and Killer Contract. Now I am directing my first Telugu project Raahu based on conversion disorder, a psychological problem caused by severe stress,” Subbu says. His first short film Thin Line is a story about a rift caused between a Pakistani and an Indian national. “Killer Contract was a 70-minute movie that tells the story of an employee who gets bored with his routine job,” he says.
Subbu conceptualised his project Raahu about six years ago. “I came to Telugu industry through director and producer Kona Venkat. We initially thought about a project. However that did not materialise. So I came up with Raahu. I first read about hysterical blindness while researching medical-related websites. The script is about a young girl who faces another external conflict from outside while facing her inner ones. She has to fight against both her internal and external conflicts,” he adds.
Most of Raahu’s shooting was done in Hyderabad while some sequences were shot in Sikkim and Gangtok.
“The movie is a suspense thriller with a star cast of Chalaki Chanti, Kalakeya Prabhakar and Giridhar who are essaying the roles of ruthless kidnappers. AbeRam Varma and Kriti Garg are the newbies and comedy track is also incorporated with Raja Ravindra and Sathyam Rajesh,” he says.