Suni's next movie Bahuparak starring Srinagar Kitty and Meghana Raj is slated to release on 25th July. The movie was sent to Mumbai to get a censor certification. It has been given a U/A certification. According to the director swear words have been muted on the recommendation of the censor board. Bahuparak is director's second movie after Simple Aag Ondu Love Story. It is being made under the banner of Suvin Cinemas.
The television rights for the movie has been given to Udaya TV. This is Srinagar Kitty's 25th movie. The director says that there is a lot of message for the people in the movie regarding life, success and failure. Srinagar Kitty will be seen in three different shades of characters which represent love, violence and power. Meghana Raj has a twin character in the movie which represents Sneha and Preeti.
The director and the main cast of the movie came to Oneindia's office and we asked them few questions pertaining to the movie. We bring you this exclusive interview with the team of Bahuparak.
This was your 25th movie. How was the experience when you compare it with the movies you have made so far?
Srinagar Kitty: This movie has a very different storyline, something I have never done so far. I had to portray three shades of characters in the movie. The characters start from the age of 22-23 year old guy to a man who is in his late 60s. The character I portray is a very ambitious person who wants to win in the struggle for life. In the eagerness to succeed, he looses a lot of things in life. My character portray a person who wants to change and regain what he has lost, but his age does not allow him go back and his mind does not allow him to go forward. I have never never seen or portrayed this kind of role and will probably never portray such in future.
Of the three shades of character, which one was your toughest and which is your favorite?
Srinagar Kitty: I have portrayed all the three shades with sincerity and all the characters were important for me. Therefore I cannot select a favorite.
How was your experience in speaking in North Karnataka style of Kannada?
Srinagar Kitty: Normally the North Karnataka style of Kannada is used to add comic relief to the storyline. However in this movie it has been used seriously. When used seriously, the North Karnataka's Kannada is very commanding in nature and will leave you stunned.
What type of role do you portray in the movie and what was the challenge in it?
Meghana Raj: I portray two types of characters, Sneha and Preeti. Suni wanted both the characters to be completely different. The challenge for me was to snap out of one character and do the role of a completely different person. My character is what connects the different layers of the movie like the icing on a cake. While it was quite mentally demanding, I got good support from Suni and Srinagar Kitty.
You have sung a song in the movie. Was that your first song and how was the experience?
Meghana Raj: Yes, it was my first song that I have ever sung in a movie. It was a very pleasant experience. I had previously sung in the theatre groups with my parents, Suni came to know about that and he gave me one song in the movie.. Youths usually connect easily to a song when they know that actors themselves have sung it, so I felt that this would be a good idea.
Is your role only confined to the time when Srinagar Kitty portrays the lover boy's role?
Meghana Raj: No, my character is seen throughout the movie. It is hard to explain and can only be understood when you watch the movie and know the complete story.
The movie has a multi layered story. So you think that such movies will be appreciated and many more will come in the future?
Suni: I think that commercial movie makers would worry as to what kind of movie is profitable. I wanted to make a movie with a fresh thought and original idea. Therefore you will not see any comparison between this and any other movie. However I have added some commercial elements to the movie to please the audience. It may start as a movie with multi layered story but as the movie progresses the viewers will see how all the three are relevant to each other. I am confident the audience will definitely love the storyline.
You have used a 70 year old home in North Karnataka. What is the significance of that house?
Suni: Not much significance in the movie regarding to the story line. Kitty's character will only be using it as place where he addresses a gathering.
Where has the movie been shot primarily?
Suni: Mostly in North Karnataka near Hubli, Gadag and Gajendragada. We also did some shooting in Mysore and Bangalore. We did not venture out of Karnataka to make the movie.
Who wrote the dialogues for the movie?
Suni: I have written it along with Hariprasad of Kannada Prabha. He was the one who helped us make the dialogues in the North Karnataka style of Kannada.
Almost all the songs in the movie are classical and melodious type. Why have you not added songs for the masses?
Suni: Not all the songs are classical. Some of the songs will be enjoyed by the masses too. The songs were made keeping mind the requirement of the storyline.
How many theatres will screen the movie and are you going the release it out of the state too?
Suni: Almost 150 screens will show the movie, PVR will be releasing the movie in some of the other centres like Pune, Mumbai and Chennai too.
How different was it to make this movie compared to Simple Agi Ondu Love Story?
Suni: I made the earlier movie in a very simple way just as the title suggests. With this movie I had to put more effort as I had to add commercial entity to the movie. This movie is not just a love story but includes other genres as well.