Telugu producer Naga Vamsi's comments on the Sapta Sagaradaache Ello series have irked the fans of Kannada cinema.
Telugu producer Naga Vamsi has courted a fresh controversy by dismissing the latest two-part Kannada romance story Sapta Sagaradaache Ello - Side A and Side B.
In a recent roundtable discussion, Naga Vamsi was asked whether he saw the first part of the Kannada film. He expressed disinterest in watching movies with melancholic themes.
"Our lives are already depressed, then why would I pay and watch a film that makes me sad?," Naga Vamsi said.
Vamsi's response prompted actor Swathi Reddy, who was also part of the roundtable discussion, to probe him further over his distaste for such movies.
"Why are you so afraid? You might gain a fresh perspective on life," advised Swathi.
However, Vamsi doubled down on his dislike for movies similar to Sapta Sagaradaache Ello. "I don't need such perspectives at all," he responded.
Vamsi's comments on the Sapta Sagaradaache Ello series have irked the fans of Kannada cinema. Many have trolled the producer for dismissing a work of art without appreciating any of its other aspects. Some fans have lashed out at Vamsi, demanding an apology.
"SSD won't make u depressed, it shows what actually true love in real life," said a social media user reacting to Vamsi's comments.
"SSE films are more than just being termed as depressing films by some people. There are many innovative things in these films. If you don't watch SSE Side A & B - A peice of Cinema your life will always be incomplete," opined a fan of the films.
The two-part tragic romantic drama, Sapta Sagaradaache Ello, is touted as director Hemanth M. Rao's very personal film. The film tells the sufferings of Manu, who ends up in jail for a crime he didn't commit and loses the love of his life.
The films star Rakshit Shetty, Rukmini Vasanth, Chaithra J. Achar and Achyuth Kumar among others.