After the highly successful movie ‘Athanokkade’, Kalyanram is acting in ‘Asadyudu’, every body , especially fans of Nandamuri dynasty, are having sky-high expectations. Another young and energetic director Anil Krishna is being mainroduced by this movie. Kalyanram has created himself a very good mass following from the success of Athanokkade. To follow it up he has chosen a very apt and powerful title ‘Asadyudu’ which is going to released as a sankranti gift to the audience.
Q: Tell us about the movie with the most powerful title ‘Asadyudu’.
Answer: This movie is being made under the banner of Maharshi Cinema by Valluripalli Ramesh. Young director Anil Krishna is being mainroduced by this movie. Like my previous and first commercial hit movie ‘Athanokkade’, this movie also has young and energetic team plus senior most technicians working under the same roof. Coming to the movie, it has the human values of the producer Ramesh movies and my ‘Athanokkade’ movie’s technical values mixed together and also is being made to target all the class, mass and family audiences. Most importantly our Nandamuri dynasty fans will enjoy more than what they did after watching ‘Athanokkade’ because the story, mainly my character and characterization will make them enjoy more.
Q: Your character and characterization as ‘Asadyudu’.
A: Director Anil Krishna has designed my character wonderfully and is more powerful and more emotional than my ‘Athanokkade’. Most mischievous and naughty character. He is normally rough but you have to see him after situations make him even rougher. To say more about my character, it represents the present youth. It is a very jolly and lovely, like any other college going guy in the first. But in the next phase it is very energetic with high peak emotions in a young man who struggles to achieve his goal. It is more thrilling to see it in the movie than what I tell you.
Q: What circumstances and who make you ‘Asadyudu’. Tell us briefly about the circumstances you have to go through.
A: Are you trying to get the whole story out of me (laughs). I am not saying that this is a super story or it hasn’t come on the Indian screen before. It is a normal story, with a good screenplay, subject runs based on treatment. This movie story has good human emotions. It runs mainly around my character. My character is normal at the beginning, but goes to extreme later on. I cannot reveal the circumstances which lead me or by whom, why, how I become ‘Asadyudu’ now. You have to see the movie to know them. But one thing, to be called as ‘Asadyudu’ you have to do things which most other people think impossible. If I say what I had done to become ‘Asadyudu’, it will almost reveal the whole story. This movie has high peak emotions, and the screenplay plays a vital role in this subject.
Q: You say that the story revolves around your character, even the title ‘Asadyudu’ is saying that. What kind of a priority is given to other characters?
A: The title ‘Asadyudu’ reflects my character but it also suits the story hundred percent. You will know that it is justified after you see the movie. Even if the story revolves around my character, every other character in this movie is given equal importance. Heroine Diya’s character is also very important in the movie. ‘Sarkar’ fame Ravikale, Vinayakan (‘James’ fame) are acting as my opponents, Vinod Kumar, Charanraj, Kantha Rao are donning special roles, all these are important characters. All the characters do their every bit to increase the emotions in my character.
Q: After ‘Athanokkade’ immediately you are doing this ‘Asadyudu’ project. How confident are you that it will reach the audiences high expections.
A: I have stmained this movie immediately after completing ‘Athanokkade’. I have seen the feedback I had received for that movie. After Anil said this story, we wanted ‘Asadyudu’ to be more than ‘Athanokkade’, but not less. So me, director Anil, dialogue writer Nandyala Ravi and directorial team, all of sat down and designed this subject and we have taken some months time for that. We came onto sets only after we had full-fledged script in September. We are satisfied with the output because we had worked hard from the beginning. Definitely it will reach peoples expectations.
Q: ‘Athanokkade’ has become a commercial success and you had a great success as a commercial hero. ‘Asadyudu’ is a continuation or a change of image.
A: Hundred percent it will increase the image created by ‘Athanokkade’. All the people are feeling it as their own movie and giving their best. I can say this because I have confidence on the story and our team effort. The amount of confidence I had on ‘Athanokkade’ success from the beginning, I have even more confidence on ‘Asadyudu’ movie.