Actor Srinivas Avasarala, who became independent direction with the movie Oohalu Gusagusalade, is extremely happy with the response he has received for his first directorial venture. The success of Telugu romantic drama has motivated him to make more films.
Talking to IANS, Srinivas Avasarala said, "Most low-budget films that are apparently good are only raved by critics, but rarely by audiences as they look for entertainment factor and when that's not found, they discard a film. I'm happy that my film was liked by audiences and critics alike."
Released in theatres on June 20, Oohalu Gusagusalade starring Naga Shourya and Rashi Khanna in the leads, has collected Rs 2 crores nett at the Box Office. The elated Srinivas Avasarala added, "The success has given me the confidence to innovate and make more films. I haven't started working on anything yet but I plan to start soon."
There was a lot of Woody Allen influence on Oohalu Gusagusalade. Avasarala says it was his tribute to auteur. The director said, "I'm a big Woody Allen film. I felt happy when people like the references to the legendary filmmaker in my film, which is a tribute to him. Woody has a lot on influence on my writing and that has apparently turned out to be my strength."