Director B H Tharunkumar is a well-known and senior Choreographer in the Film Industry. As a Choreographer he has done films like Andaz, Daar, Deewana, No Entry and Nayak. He then turned to film direction with his Nayee Padosan, which went on to become a big hit. Now Tharunkumar is coming up with a fresh comedy film RafooChakkar- Fun on the Run produced by Friday Pictures. After this film, he will be working the sequel to Nayee Padosan.
What kind of a film is Rafoo Chakkar- Fun on the Run?
Basically it is a pure comedy film. It can also be called as a zonal approach comedy. This is a story of two innocent& mischievous boys from a rich family. They have no tension in their lives and lead a happy life. But all of a sudden there is a twist in their life that they have to forcibly get married to two middle aged girls. And then after, the comedy in the movie starts rolling till the end of the film.
In comedy film timings is given more importance? So did you face any difficulties doing this film?
I know that timing matters a lot in comedy and so I have taken care of it in the entire film. Ikram Akhtar has done a very good job with the story and screen play. He has given perfect punches at appropriate junctions of the story&obligated comedy. We completed the film within 22 days without facing any problem.
Nayee Padosan and Rafoo Chakkar both are comedy films. How different is one from the other?
Nayee Padosan had a different genre of comedy because it was situational. Story of Rafoo Chakkar differs a lot from Nayee Padosan because the intention and the soul of this film is total hundred percent comedy only. And the theme of the movie is made by keeping in mind today's youth and their likes and dislikes. I am sure the young generation will enjoy the film
How was your experience working with your stars?
I had a very good experience working with all my artistes. Everybody was so very supportive that if the call time on the sets was 9.00 am, everybody was so punctual that they all would be present on the sets by 9.00 am. We became like a family and so nobody would want to leave the sets after the work was over.
Tell something about yourself as a choreographer?
As a choreographer, I have work on around 66 films including some big hit films like Andaaz, Daar, Deewana, Nayak and No Entry.
How did you switch off to film direction from choreographer?
I had always wanted to be a choreographer, so I did choreography and had a good experience. But as there is a saying 'The batsman becomes an Empire,' so I too decided to become the director.
What are your forthcoming projects?
My forthcoming projects consists of Friday Picture's Rafoo Chakkar- Fun on the Run and Shravan Kumar's Kash Mere Hote.
What are your expectations from this film Rafoo Chakkar - Fun on the Run?
There are lot of expectations from this film because we have worked hard to make a good entertaining family film. I would like my audience to come to the theatre to see it. It's a sure shot prescription for laughter.