Delighted, thrilled, surprised, yet calm! This is how the team Simple Agi Ondh Love Story looked when they visited Oneindia to share their moments of success. Lead actor Rakshith Shetty, without his leading lady in the movie along with the captain of the ship Suni aka Sunil Kumar came to our office on Wednesday (March 20).
The Team on cloud nine...
Rakshith Shetty: We always believed in the product but never imagined that Simple Agi Ondh Love Story would get such a reception from cine-goers. Initially, we thought that only youths would like the film but what surprised me was that even family audience were impressed by the film.
Suni: There was a feedback from a section of people that Simple Agi Ondh Love Story has some bold dialogues but what majority of the audience felt was that there is nothing 'vulgar' in the movie. However, we are overwhelmed by the response.
May Not be big as Mungaaru Male....
Suni: The video-clip that was released before the official shooting commenced got massive response. College students loved the clip and it spread like a fire from one mobile to another. So, we got a hint about the success. We were confident that we would get the invested money irrespective of whether the film becomes a hit or flop. We also felt that our work would be recognised and people would say that it was a good attempt. However, people have liked it and have made the film a hit though not as big as Mungaaru Male!
Social Media Campaign
Rakshith: Firstly, the film drew the attention of netizens. The trailer which was released on YouTube got wonderful response. But we never planned, it just happened. As we are all used to social networking sites, we took the opportunity to reach out the internet audience. The official FB page has got so far 12K likes, which is believed to be the biggest for a Kannada film.
SOLS Going To Other Languages...
Suni: The remake rights of the film is in great demand. A popular production house from Telugu is in talks and has almost finalised the deal. The mediator between us has told me that it will be made in four languages. However, I am not going to direct in other languages as I am only comfortable in Kannada.
Rakshith: I will be moving to direction soon. The project has been titled Ulidavaru Kandanthe. The scripting work has almost been done. People might wonder why I am moving into the direction department, but many are not aware that I am passionate about filmmaking.
Ulidavaru Kandanthe is about five boys and I play one of the leads. The film is set at Malpe harbour and will be shot in and around Udupi. We are using South Canara dialect, which has been used in comic sense in Kannada films till date. The entire movie will have the Udupi and Kundapura dialect.
Suni: I will be starting my next once I finish the promotional works of SOLS. Nothing has been confirmed yet. Click Here To See The Images Of The SOLS Team