Hyderabad: Sree Vishnu is hoping to continue his success streak with another thriller titled ‘Arjuna Phalguna’, his third release this year. Although he had high expectations, ‘Gali Sampath’ dampened his spirits at the box office earlier this year. But it was ‘Raja Raja Chora’ that gave him immense praise and accolades from audiences. The actor […]
Hyderabad: Sree Vishnu is hoping to continue his success streak with another thriller titled ‘Arjuna Phalguna’, his third release this year.
Although he had high expectations, ‘Gali Sampath’ dampened his spirits at the box office earlier this year. But it was ‘Raja Raja Chora’ that gave him immense praise and accolades from audiences.
The actor plays a village youth in the movie set in the coastal town of Rajahmundry. He along with his four other friends wanders aimlessly, without work, soon after graduation. Young, naive and vulnerable to the situations, the young men stay put in the village to live a satisfied life. But a danger keeps lurking at them.
Sree Vishnu says, “I didn’t see director Teja Marni as a mere storyteller. I saw a filmmaker in him who is good at milking strong emotions. We shot the entire schedule in just 55 days. I have been choosing directors with excellent writing skills, most of them have been debutantes. For a change, I opted for Teja who is just one film old. Exceedingly talented, I am sure Teja has a bright future in the industry.”
Speaking on how the title relates to the present-day story, Vishnu says, “The title could relate metaphorically to the story. ‘Arjuna Phalguna’ has a different tale from the times of the ‘Mahabharata’. According to the mythology, the legend has it that the phrase ‘Arjuna Phalguna’ could ward off evil, give strength in tough times. There’s a belief in Hindu tradition that reciting the words would invoke inner strength and courage to face any ordeal. The words have positive vibrations; this is what our elders kept saying when deafening sounds are caused during thunderstorms.”
Vishnu is happy about mouthing his native slang for the first time in his career. Since he belongs to the Godavari delta, the actor admits that it was easy for him to pull off every scene effortlessly. “The village atmosphere and vibes are going to absorb audiences into the story. The element of friendship will stand out. Chaitanya, who got fame with ‘Middle Class Melodies’, ‘Raja Vaaru Rani Vaaru’ fame Chowdhary, Amritham Aiyer and ‘Rangasthalam’ Mahesh are the key characters in the story. Just because I am the lead, there was no special emphasis on my character. Every other role is consequential and the film is so riveting to watch. Teja gave a strong characterisation to everyone.”
Sree Vishnu has an upcoming movie titled ‘Bhala Thandanana’ and other unannounced films ready to go on to the sets.