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Bad Manners maker Suri explains why he hasn’t considered making sequels of films like Jackie, Tagaru

If you've been harbouring hope that the filmmaker will, some day revisit his earlier hits, well, it looks unlikely

Bad Manners maker Suri explains why he hasn’t considered making sequels of films like Jackie, Tagaru
Suri talks about his take on sequels

Last Updated: 09.59 PM, Nov 15, 2023


Kannada filmmaker Suri is in the midst of prepping for the release of his next, Bad Manners, which has Abishek Ambareesh in the lead. The trailer of the film came out over the weekend, and although it was vague in terms of the content, Bad Manners is, reportedly, about the manufacture and sale of hand-made guns, with Abishek playing a cop who’s investigating the same. The film is releasing on November 24, in the run-up to which Suri has been doing a bunch of promotional interviews.


During one of his recent interactions with a Kannada online publication, Suri was asked about the possibility of exploring sequels for some of his most popular films, like, for instance, Jackie, Tagaru, etc. While the prospect seems exciting from the audiences’ perspective, turns out there will be no such luck. Suri is not a fan of making sequels and that is because he cuts all ties with his films as soon as they are in theatres.

According to the filmmaker, no matter how long he is busy with a project, the minute it is in movie halls, he disassociates himself from it and ceases to even think about it. Never once, he says, has he thought about what would come next after the climax of Tagaru, for instance. He’s never given it thought as to what would happen after the stories of Tagaru, Jackie, Kaddipuddi, etc., ended. Instead of going back to an old subject and trying permutations and combinations for that, Suri would rather present new and exciting tales, he says. In fact, even his next, Bad Manners will have a similar fate after the morning sow on November 24, he adds. But since he is unwilling to disappoint audiences, every time he’s fielded question about a potential sequel of a film, he’s always said that he will work on it.

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