Spotlight on the 80s

Spotlight on  the 80s
Actor Chetan is choosy when it comes to signing on the dotted line. Content is of immense importance to this actor who has carved a niche for himself in the industry in a short span. The just-released film explores the timelessness of love and friendship. With its plot based in the 1980s, everything including the appearance, costume and body language have been tweaked to portray emotions from that period. Chetan shares with Nina C George his experience of working in the film.  

What is unique about ‘Noorondu Nenapu’?
It is a nostalgic period film. College days are memorable. You understand the world in different ways, discover your capabilities and make meaningful and everlasting friendships.

Do you think the emotion of love has been played up in this film?
I wouldn’t say that it has been played up but the film has captured the feeling of love as it existed in the 1980s. Modern love stories have a different element to them. The audience will be able to relate to the emotions as they existed 30 to 40 years ago.

What character do you play in the film?  
I go by the name Shreyas Bahadur. He comes from an affluent family but he feels very awkward from the beginning. He is compelled to go to a university that he doesn’t want to go to but comes to terms with it. The story revolves around the maturation of Shreyas and how all the other characters facilitate his development. If the audience connects with Shreyas, then they will like the film.

What got you to accept the project?  
I found the narrative to be very different. It’s a story about one person coming of age. Even if it was set in today’s world, the experiences and the context would be very different.

How was your experience of working in a multi-starrer?
My character romances two women,  played by Meghana Raj and Sushmitha. Both the love stories go on simultaneously but they are very different. There are also actors Raj and Yash with whom I share very different emotions. It’s a story of struggles in friendships and how people handle their egos.

Why should one watch this film?   
People enjoy emotions and the basic emotions are universal. They transcend time, space and language. This story is set in a time when there were no cellphones and the mode of transportation was different. Every character in the film has its own dressing style and attitude which is interesting. 

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