A touching tale of many lives

A touching tale of many lives

Director Venkat Bharadwaj's 'Kempirve' is inspired by real conversations that he heard when he was sitting in Tagore Circle Park in Gandhi Bazaar. What moved him was a few senior citizens talking about the problems that they faced with their children. The gnawing gap between the two generations and mismatched thinking forms the crux of the story of 'Kempirve'.


Venkat recalls that he would go the same spot regularly for three days to develop the story. "I was thoroughly moved by what I saw and the many issues raised by the elderly. I also observed youngsters aged between 18 and 25 seated at the park, who were immersed in their own world and seemed disconnected from their surroundings," explains Venkat.


Delving into the heart of the story, Venkat says, "The project looks into the life and journey of an old man who is forced to work because there isn't enough money for his family. The story throws light on the dreams and aspirations of people from two different age groups," adds Venkat.


He adds that people will be able to relate to the script because it mirrors the happenings of most of the modern households. "As the story deepens, the viewers will see more thought-provoking lines and situations," adds Venkat.


The director says that he thoroughly enjoyed working on this film because everything in the film had to be worked on from scratch. "We adopted a very natural style of shooting and improvised at every step. Our first challenge was to find a 100-year-old house in the heart of the city for the shooting. And to our surprise, we managed to get the exact place that we had in mind," says Venkat.

The next was to narrate the script to veteran actor Dattanna. "After several rounds of discussion with Dattanna, we agreed on a couple of things that would improve the product," he adds.Commenting on Dattanna's performance, Venkat says, "He has two shades to his character and he has performed them to perfection. He swiftly moves from one emotion to another. His natural style of acting has added a lot of strength to the film," he says.

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