Sekar Kammula celebrating success of Fidaa…
The team of Sekhar Kammula’s Fidaa celebrated the grand run of the film recently at a venue in Hyderabad. The entire cast and crew attend the do, with many sharing their happiness about the response to the film. Dil Raju, the producer of the film, expressed interest in working with actor Varun Tej once again. The actor’s father Naga Babu was also seen at the do.
The trend of commercial cinema with double meaning dialogues may not last long. People want to want good cinema.
Director Sekhar Kammula is very confident about his film Fidaa that stars Varun Tej and Sail Pallavi. “I have already watched the film thrice, and I am sure everyone will watch it twice or thrice too,” he says, adding that it is a love story between an American boy and a Telangana girl. “I wanted to make a love story this time and the idea was in my mind from long. Since I went to the US many times, I have a special attachment to the place, and decided to do a film with such a backdrop,” explains Sekhar.
The director says that people have overdone Konaseema in Telugu films. “I just wanted to break away from it, so I gave the Bansuvada village in greenery, location and the people are different and appealing I got a house which suits my story, so I started shooting there.” Apparently, not just the female lead, but all the people surrounding her speak with a Telangana accent.
The film got delayed because of Varun’s injury, otherwise, it would have been released in December. He then got busy with the film Mister that was released sometime back and although he was a flop, Sekhar is confident that Fidaa will not be impacted.
Does he have any regrets about his earlier film Anamika, starring Nayanthara, was a big flop? “No. Because I didn’t have many expectations from that film. Also, many people didn’t know about it. However, I still feel bad about my other film Leader, which I thought fantastic, but didn’t match up to my expectations. Although many people told me that I t is a good film when it released, it didn’t have the appeal,” says Sekhar.
There are also reported that the director met Mahesh Babu and narrated the Fidaa story to him first. “I met Mahesh Babu and told him that I have a love story in mind. After that meeting, nothing happened,” he shares. The director adds that the typical commercial formula is just like a passing cloud. “Change is everywhere. Now, audiences slowly shifting to multiplexes as every place has become a small town. The trend of commercial cinema with double meaning dialogues may not last long. People want to watch good cinema, so I hope bigger stars come to work in my kind of films,” says Sekhar.