Many people in Gandhi Nagar were wondering where the budding Kannada actor, Tharun Chandra, went missing after the release of his movie Gaana Bajaana, the songs of which are still ruling the chart of a few FM radio stations in Bangalore. The Love Guru star answers that he was shooting for his next project, which is titled Achchu Mechchu. The calm star of Sandalwood has silently completed the filming and is now gearing up for its audio release.
Tharun's Achchu Mechchu introduces Bangalore-based ad filmmaker Himayath Khan, who is trained in Mumbai as a director. Actress Archana Gupta, who stared in Golden star Ganesh's Circus, has teamed up with Gaana Bajaana actor. Recently, Tharun was available for an exclusive chat with Oneindia about his film Achchu Mechchu. Here are the excerpts of Tharun's exclusive interview.
How was the response for Gaana Bajaana? And where were you all these days after its release?
The response for Gaana Bajaana was really good, but it had to compete with two other Kannada films. Though the movie have not suffered losses, it was not up to our exceptions. I can say it is moderate hit. After this movie, I took up a project with Himayath Khan, which was on long waiting in my kitty. I have recently finished the filming for Achchu Mechchu.
What would you like to tell about the film Achchu Mechchu?
Achchu Mechchu is a comedy-cum-romantic story and producer Lokesh MV, who has got state award for his Tulu movie, has written the story and screenplay and Himayath Khan has directed it. I can't tell you the story because it has been weaved on one particular aspect of love, which has been touched by anyone so far and revealing which would take away the curiosity of audience. So I rather leave it to the viewers to enjoy it on screen. It has all the commercial elements like love story, sentiments, comedy music, fights etc. It will be a perfect entertainer for youths.
What do you say about the shooting of the film?
We have shot the film in Bangalore, Goa and Sakaleshpur for 35-40 days. Nagesh has handled the camera work for Achchu Mechchu. He has delivered an excellent job and outcome of his work is superb.
What is take on the music of the movie?
AM Neel, who has composed the music for couple of Kannada films, has scored music for Achchu Mechchu. There are five songs and he has composed good music for all kinds of tracks like love, sentimental and peppy. They have come out really well. One song is like awesome and you will like it immediately after hearing it for the first time. You will like another couple of songs after seeing their videos and remaining two will impress you as you go on listening. We are planning to release the audio within a month.
How was your association with Himayath Khan and Archana Gupta on the sets?
Himayath is very good filmmaker, who has already made name in ad making in Mumbai. He is very friendly, cooperative and knowledgeable person. I have had a great experience with him. To talk about Archana, I had a negative feeling that she is quite egoistic, but she proved to be very extrovert as we went on shooting Achchu Mechchu. She was very friendly and cooperative on- as well as off-screen not only with me but also with all the crew members. I had really totally different and wonderful experience with her.
What is your take on fight and comedy?
There is one fight sequence and Kaurava Venkatesh has composed it in a wonderful way. As for as comedy is concerned, there are a host of comedians like Sadhu Kokila, Achyuth Kumar, Shobhraj and Veena Sundar. This comic element will be one among major highlights of the film. I am sure that both stunt and comedy sequences will impress the audience.