Director Parasuram is the talk of Telugu film industry after the excellent cut of Superstar Mahesh Babu's Sarkaru Vaari Paata theatrical trailer. He has presented Superstar just like how the fans and masses want to see him. The director has interacted with media ahead of the movie release on May 12th. Here are the excerpts of the conversation.
When did the idea of Sarkaru Vaari Paata come?
The idea of Sarkaru Vaari Paata had come while Geetha Govindam was in production. After the release of Geetha Govindam, I worked on this script with Mahesh Babu in mind.
Mahesh Babu has been in a different zone lately. You brought him into a different zone. How did you come up with this character idea?
The main reason for the project to happen is that Mahesh liked the character design as much as the story.
The trailer gave an impression that the film will be a full-fledged commercial entertainer ?
Yes, the movie is an Out and Out Commercial Entertainer. Mahesh Babu's looks, presentation will be at the next level. Even if there is a hit like Geetha Govindam for a medium range director, some may have a question as to how superstar Mahesh Babu had given a chance but everyone will be happy after seeing the film.
The dialogues in the trailer are excellent.
The dialogues reflect the essence of the story. A story that takes place between the people of two different mind sets.
Will Mahesh Babu be seen as a Bank Employee? Is there a link to the Vijay Malya's story?
It involves a bank topic but Mahesh Babu is not a bank employee. Also this story is not about a person but questioning the system. A story written with good intentions. It's a fun story to tell.
For the first time Mahesh Babu is seen using double meaning dialogues
Mahesh Babu liked the way I imagined him in this story. Character behavior in the story is like that.
How is the love track going to be?
It Would be awesome, lovely and lively. Keerthy Suresh has the strongest character in this. It is very crucial in the story.
Keerthy Suresh is not doing commercial films these days What is the reason of casting her in Sarkaru Vaari Paata?
The story is finalized before the lockdown. I had no options for the role, other than Keerthy. After watching the movie, everyone will understand why we got Keerthy as a heroine. Her looks are awesome. After watching the movie, Keerthy will be talked about as much as Mahesh Babu.
What is the role of Samuthirakani?
Samuthirakani's character is fantastic. He gave an excellent performance. His role in the film is going to be an asset.
Did you follow any pattern for the songs in the film?
I do not follow any pattern. I need strong situation and lead to place a song. I am also very particular about the tune and the lyrics. Sarkaru Vaari Paata had wonderful moments for the songs. The song comes where it is needed. All the songs are going to be awesome.
Why did you leave Gopi Sundar even after he gave a chartbuster album like Geetha Govindam?
Gopi Sundar was very busy when I wanted him for the film. Nearly eight projects were in his hands. I had no other option. Gopi Sundar always has a special place in my heart.
Mahesh Babu makes it a point to have a message in his films in recent times. Will SVP also have?
There will be no message but there will be purpose. The film manages to entertain as a whole lighter, fulfilling a wonderful purpose at the end. Every viewer should be connected to this point.
Did you first tell the story to Allu Arjun?
No. I wrote this story for Mahesh Babu. By the grace of God he accepted to do it. My dream is to do a movie with Super Mahesh Babu. Sarkaru Vaari Paata fulfilled that dream.
What is the confidence Geetha Govindham gave you as a director?