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Srinivas Avasarala: I gave a free rein to actors in Phalana Abbayi Phalana Ammayi to bring in their inputs

Director Srinivas Avasarala and actress Malvika Nair open up on their upcoming release, whose teaser was launched on Thursday

Srinivas Avasarala: I gave a free rein to actors in Phalana Abbayi Phalana Ammayi to bring in their inputs
At the teaser launch

Last Updated: 09.13 AM, Feb 10, 2023


Though Srinivas Avasarala has directed only two films, he enjoys a good fan following for his flavourful writing and this is the reason why his next release, Phalana Abbayi Phalana Ammayi, has managed to hog the limelight despite several shoot delays. Naga Shaurya, Malvika Nair play the leads in his upcoming romance, whose teaser was launched in Hyderabad this week.

“I set out to helm Phalana Abbayi Phalana Ammayi as a collaboration with the actors involved and make it more spontaneous, impromptu by taking their inputs as well. This wasn’t a film where I locked a script and asked actors to deliver their lines. Many portions of the film has dialogues that came to the actors naturally on sets. It’s their film as much as its mine,” Srinivas Avasarala said at the launch.


“The film is very conversational and true to life. I used the full names of the characters with their surnames on purpose. A major portion of the movie was filmed in the UK and in such regions, people are known by their full names. We wanted to ensure a realistic vibe. Though I am the director, I consider all the technicians in the film my collaborators,” he added.

“I don’t wish to talk beyond this for a teaser launch, you’ll know more about the film in the coming events,” the actor-writer-director stated before signing off. Malvika Nair, the film’s lead actress, shared, “Four years ago, I came on board for Phalana Abbayi Phalana Ammayi and I’m happy the teaser is being launched on the same day. Many of my well-wishers are involved in the project.”

“I think the title sums up the film very well. This could be anyone’s story - yours, mine or your best friend’s. However, there’ll be good fun on screen, all credit to the magic of Srinivas Avasarala. The director has brought in many nuances to the script, dealing with the highs and the lows of the protagonists that we miss generally in narratives,” Malvika mentioned.

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