Rakul Preet Singh’s character Obulamma was not a part of the novel but added value to the plot.
A still from the trailer.
Krish Jagarlamudi has hit the bull’s eye with his latest film Konda Polam. The film, which is based on the novel by Sannapureddi Venkata Ramireddy, has won the hearts of the audience and impressed the critics too. Director Krish has also gone ahead and called it his most satisfying and honest work so far.
The director opened up to Newstrack, sharing his thoughts on reading the novel, the shooting experience and the response to the film. Krish said that the ‘intense story’ and the ‘impressive’ characters kept him glued to the book and he realised that it could very well be made into a film. Voila, the shoot of the film followed in due time in Vikarabad, with limited crew. Although it was gruelling, as the crew had to trek all the way to reach the location, the toil paid off eventually with the success of the film.
The Vedam director is happy with the response of the film, which he thinks is among his most satisfying and honest works. “People loved the musical performances of Vaishnav and Rakul and Keerwani,” he said, adding that they owned the films and opened the doors to get ‘writer-backed’ roles.
Krish also said that he enjoyed scripting the dialogues with the original author Ramireddy, which helped him retain the flavour of the colloquial, native dialect. Rakul Preet Singh, who made her debut in Telugu cinema in the film, plays Obulamma, a character which was not there in the book, but it ‘added a lot of value’ to the film, as per Krish, as the love story brushed through 'many themes about life in the jungle.'
The adventure film with a pro-nature perspective is a coming-of-age narrative of a youngster whose close affinity with nature in the Nallamara forest brings him face-to-face with his own fears and insecurities and changes his view of life. He now takes charge of his life.
The film stars Panja Vaishnav Tej, Rakul Preet Singh , Annapurna, Sai Chand in key roles. Y Rajeev Reddy and Jagarlamudi Sai Babu have produced the film under the banner of First Frame Entertainment.
Konda Polam is running in theatres now. It is likely to release on OTT soon but there is no update on the same yet.