Ganesh Venkatraman, who is playing an antagonist in Nagarjuna's
much-awaited movie Damarukam, is all excited about the
film. Besides Nag, what thrills the actor in the film are the
mythology story with a contemporary feel, its special effects. He
could not stop praising Nagarjuna, director Srinivasa Reddy and
cameraman Chota K Naidu.
In an interview to a leading website, Ganesh Venkatraman gushed
about his experience on the sets of Damarukam. Talking
about why he accepted the offer, the young actor says that it is a
socio-fantasy film, which has a mythology story with a contemporary
feel. It is a big budget movie made with Rs 45 crores. Moreover, he
has an important character opposite superstar Nagarjuna.
Damarukam, which is loosely based on Amish's book 'The
Immortals of Meluhha', is a contemporary take on Shiva mythology
and it has 70 minutes of computer graphics. Ganesh says that he had
tough time, while shooting for the film. He adds that he had to
shoot with the background of a green screen for the special
effects. When acting he had to visualise certain things that would
be present in a make-believe world.
"Such a film requires a great cinematographer and director. I
must thank the technicians who worked in the film, Rediff quotes
Ganesh as saying." He adds, "Hats off to Srinivas Reddy who did a
lot of research. I'm a director's actor. Chota K Naidu is a
brilliant cinematographer. For each frame he had to consult the
computer graphics guys as they had to do the special effects later.
Damarukam will have better computer graphics than Eega!"