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Tony Is A Paisa-Vasool Film: Srinagar Kitty

By: Rajendra Chintamani
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Diamond Star Srinagar Kitty's second home production Tony is all set for the release on August 9. The movie, which features Aindrita Ray in the female lead role, is made with the budget of Rs 4.50 crore. It is releasing in over 125 screens.

Tony is directed by Jayatheertha of Olave Mandhara fame. Srinagar Kitty, though being busy with the promotions of the movie, made some time to speak to the Oneindia. Here are the excerpts from the interview:

Is There Any Commonality Between Ambareesh-Lakshmi's 1980s Tony And Your latest movie?
Ambareesh had produced and starred in the 80s movie and I have starred and produced my latest movie Tony. The afore-mentioned factor and the title are only common things between the two movies.

Tony Has Two Music Directors And Nine Songs...
There are five full-length songs. The remaining are played in bits and pieces, which are folk songs. Tony, at parts, portrays the richness of our culture, folks and villages. Hence, we have used those bits in the movie to have a better impact.

Raghu Dixit has crooned a song and has acted in the same. Sadhu Kokila has composed the number. V Harikrishna has scored music for one song. Three music composers have worked in Tony and songs are getting good response from audience. I believe songs are like an invitation for people to watch the movie and I hope the tracks in our movie have reached to the maximum.

Working With Jayatheertha...

Jayatheertha was clear about what he is going to make. What I liked in him is the way he adopted human values to Tony even though it is a commercial movie. He has not made an art movie rather it is an experimental flick. He has chosen a subject, which has not attempted by anyone in Sandalwood. All I can say is that we had a good working experience.

About Tony...

The story has been penned keeping a mafia background, which is active in cosmopolitan city. It is about a man, who wishes to make quick bucks and wants to lead royal life even if he lives for one day. The struggles that he faces in his journey is the story of Tony.

Tells Us About The Dialogues...

Jayatheertha has penned the dialogues. He has effectively used popular proverbs in the movie. We search for our love, but we never happily live the life for the loved ones. I have liked each and every dialogue in the movie.

You Have Shot With Tigers In Tony...

It was an amazing experience. I have shot a song with eight tigers and two cubs in Bangkok. Nobody has tried this before in India. There was a kind of delight and fear during the filming of the song. But I wanted to overcome the fear and do something new. It is getting good response from various quarters.

In How Many Screens Is Tony Releasing In Karnataka?

The movie is releasing in Karnataka somewhere between 125 to 150 screens. After two weeks, we want to release the movie in foreign countries. There are also plans to release the film in Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai.

Tell Us About Aindrita Ray's Role.

Aindrita Ray plays the role of an innocent girl. For her, the world revolves around her beau. She has done a great job without make up in the movie.

The Reason Behind Using Lankesh's Poems...

Lankesh's poems have inspired us a lot in the movie. We thought that it would be nice if we use his lines for some incidents that occur in the movie. It gives punch to the scenes. Let us not forget that his words are popular even today.

What Do You Like To Tell Our Audience?

Tony has a super-dooper concept. Audience will be thrilled and every filmgoer should watch the movie. Their money and time will not be wasted. I guarantee them that it is a paisa-vasool film.

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