Today’s audience are smarter
G Nageswara Reddy, who is known for his comic capers, is back with ‘Eedo Rakam Aado Rakam’, another breezy entertainer. Starring Manchu Vishnu, Raj Tarun, Sonarika Bhadoria and Hebah Patel, the film is a remake of Punbaji film (‘Carry On Jatta’).
G Nageswara Reddy, who is known for his comic capers, is back with ‘Eedo Rakam Aado Rakam’, another breezy entertainer. Starring Manchu Vishnu, Raj Tarun, Sonarika Bhadoria and Hebah Patel, the film is a remake of Punbaji film (‘Carry On Jatta’). However, the filmmaker insists it’s not a faithful remake. “We only took the plot line but have made several changes to the script and the screenplay to suit the nativity of the Telugu audience. I gave the script a different spin and even wrote new tracks for various characters,” says the director.
But why did he choose to remake it? “The film is about a girl who doesn’t want to deal with the nagging and interference of in-laws post marriage. I believe that’s the prevailing scenario in the society where a newly married girl prefers to have a nuclear family and stay away from her in-laws. I thought the plot would be contemporary and decided to direct it,” he reasons.
Nageswara Reddy accentuates that Vishnu and Raj Tarun’s on-screen presence will be most talked about. “Both of them look extremely good together and I believe it’s the right pair to carry off such a humor. Both of them complimented each other well yet brought in their own style of acting. This is the second time I’m working with Vishnu (after ‘Denikaina Ready’) and it’s always a pleasure,” he states.
Admitting that the content has a few adult jokes, he clarifies, “There are a few adult comedy jokes that only elevate the comic quotient. But they are not vulgar and indecent. Since the characters have to be portrayed in a satirical way, we have played up with the situation and there’s no vulgarity.”
Having spent more than 15 years in showbiz, the director feels a lot has changed about cinema over the years.
“I’ve been constantly learning on aspects like screenplay, writing crisply, elevating the emotions, etc., with every film. A lot a changed in films including the way audience perceive it. Thanks to globalization, these days, they can tell you from where we have taken a particular scene and they became smarter. So I take my own time to pen a script and that’s my working style and that’s the reason I was able to do only 13 films in a career of 15 years.”
He agrees that directing a remake film is a pressure game. “Yes, there’s always pressure when directing a remake. The reason being different people connects to certain things in that film, so people expect you to deliver the same output without diluting the emotion. Hopefully, I can pull it off with my April 14th release,” the director signs off.