Payal Rajput, Nanditha Swetha, Divya Pillai, Ajmal Amir play key roles in the film
Ajay Bhupathi on Mangalavaaram
Director Ajay Bhupathi, a protege of Ram Gopal Varma, surprised many by tasting humungous success with RX 100 and followed it up with an action romance Maha Samudram later. He’s back in action with Mangalavaaram, a rustic thriller which releases on November 17. The film is produced by Swathi Reddy Gunupati, Suresh Varma M under Mudhra Media Works and A Creative Works.
At the trailer launch of Mangalavaaram today, he thanked composer Ajaneesh Lokanath, cinematographer Sivendra and extended his gratitude to the technicians involved in the film. He’s thrilled that the promotional material surrounding the film has clicked with audiences. “Mangalavaaram is a dark thriller, I can’t reveal much. It’s a challenge making a film in this genre,” he said.
“You need to keep the edit, music in mind while making a dark action thriller, have a full-fledged script before the film goes on floors. The challenges aside, the genre is quite addictive. Once you make a thriller, you want to make many more. Mangalavaaram has a plot that has never been touched before. I’m sure crowds will like it as much as RX 100,” the director stated.
Mangalavaaram is a day misinterpreted by many but it’s quite auspicious for us, a favourite day for local deities in villages, Ajay Bhupathi added. “Audiences will speak about the cast after watching the film, I don’t need to say much about them. I really need to appreciate the producer’s taste. We shot the film in outdoors completely for 100 working days, 60 of them being night shoots.”
Payal Rajput, Nanditha Swetha, Divya Pillai, Ajmal Amir, Ravindra Vijay, Krishna Chaitanya, Ajay Gosh, Shravan Reddy and Srithej play key roles in the film which has dialogues by Tajuddin Syed and Kalyan Raghav. Madhav Kumar Gullapalli is the editor with Raghu Kulkarni, Mohan Talluri handling production design and art direction. Real Satish, Pruthvi are the stunt directors.