Watching the fascinating trailer of Krissh Jagarlamudi’s Konda Polam I was stuck by its potential to bring the audience back into theatres – By Subhash K Jha
Just last week Sekhar Kammula’s Love Story performed the Great Indian Hope Trick at the Telugu boxoffice, defying the belief that audiences are not willing to return to theatres until the pandemic does the vanishing trick.
“Audiences will come to see your film if you give them the incentive. If a film is suited to the big screen they will make that effort.
The pandemic has not stopped two other recent Telugu films Uppena and Love Story from showing big numbers at the boxoffice.
Audiences will come if they want to see a film.I am confident they will come for Konda Polam when it open on Friday,” says Krissh whose last directorial was the NTR bio-pic in two parts NTR: Kathanayakudu and NTR: Mahanayakudu.
Krish says he was very happy doing the bio-pic. “N T Rama Rao is a legend . To encapsulate his life in one film would have been impossible. So we did it in two films. I enjoyed the process.”
Now Krish is very excited about Konda Polam. “The story that I’ve told this time has never been done before in Indian cinema.
My lead pair Rakul Preet Singh and Vaishnav Tej have empowered the film . They are a delight to work with.Vaishnav has incredibly expressive eyes. He speaks through them .”