The wait is over

Behind Screen

The wait is over


Arvind KaushikIt’s a love story, shot and scripted in a different light.  Movie Namarealondina, of debutant director Aravind Kaushik, is a typical boy- girl romance and about the heartbreak that follows. Soon, a transformation of sorts takes place and the couple settle down to a happy ending in the film. 

Touted as a love-cum-action story, the film generated a lot of buzz. The team has used new-technology Viper Film Stream Camera, innovative style of film making, particularly the way the songs Manmathana and Talenovvu, have been shot. The promos of the film,  released on TV and online, raised expectations. And then came the rumours, of differences between the producers, of fund crunches, of re-shoots, that the content is too violent and the release got put off. Namarealondina was soon dismissed as yet another newcomer’s experiment gone awry.

 But things have begun to look up and the film is slated to go on floors sooner than expected. Metrolife caught up with Kaushik on the film’s delay, his re-entry into television and his other projects. What delayed Namarealondina? “For starters, the post production needed a lot of time. Also, on the production front, despite meticulous planning, things got delayed. And because we were extra cautious on the business aspect of the film, we wanted the film to see a ‘neat’ release sans any complications.”

So what is it that one can we look forward to in the film? “Two hours, 17 minutes of pure entertainment. It is story-telling of a different genre. Some very good performances, superb background score, superlative cinematography, crispy dialogues, visual effects — all blend into one.  It’s a one of a kind film.”

Having completed work of Namarealondina, Kaushik returned to direct a serial, Saaguta Doora, Doora. Why the sudden shift to the small screen? “Initially, when a private channel asked me to direct a TV soap for them I was reluctant. But when the signal from their end was to generate cinematic content on TV, I was excited. So, Saaguta... is more like a film on TV and helps me polish my film making skills.” His future projects are  Maatukathe, the shooting for which is in the post-production stage, and Tughlaq, the shooting for which starts in January.

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