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Interview of Mano about 'Crazy Uncles'

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'Crazy Uncles', starring Sreemukhi, Mano, Raja Ravindra and others, will head to the theatres on August 19. In this interview, Mano, who is better known as a playback singer, talks about his role in the movie, why 'Crazy Uncles' is a must-watch and more.

'Crazy Uncles' is the story of three friends who are past their 50s. It's a fun-filled story wherein I have the funniest character amongst the three men. One of them is a financier, another is a builder and the third one is a gold merchant. Before 'RRR' was chosen for the Rajamouli movie, 'RRR' was chosen as the title of our movie. It's the story of Rao, Reddy and Raju.

We shot for the movie by taking all the covid-related precautions. Even though shows like 'Jabardasth' are offering adequate entertainment, films will continue to have their place. Compared to an earlier era, filmmakers are more creative these days.

The story of 'Crazy Uncles' is about what three men do after their wives stop treating them like before. It was fun working with the likes of Sreemukhi and Raja Ravindra, with whom I have collaborated earlier on TV.

There is a message at the end of 'Crazy Uncles', which is why the young generation has to watch this movie. Youths in their 20s today will be in their 50s someday. That's why they have to watch the movie. The scenes will make the audience thinking.

I love to emote comedy; it's an emotion I enjoy myself watching. I want to play comedic roles. It was Dasari garu who introduced me as a child artist. In 1979, I was a teenager and played a nice role. I had a song involving my sister in the movie.

Given the right circumstances at hope, I found it easy to show interest in music. Studies were not my cup of tea.

I am getting offers from filmmakers. I am in talks and nothing is finalized. Coming to song recordings, I am not as prolific as I used to be a few years ago. I have sung 25,000 songs in 13 languages over the decades. I have also rendered devotional songs by thousands. There is an artist inside every singer, who sings expressively within the four walls.

I have made a name for myself as a dubbing artist for Superstar Rajinikanth garu. When he once called me up and appreciated me, I was blown away. I wanted to eat Biryani with him.

I want to play the kind of roles that Jaggaiah garu and Kaikala Satyanarayana garu have played in movies. I am looking forward to being part of movies in the coming years. I love watching the likes of Brahmanandam garu, MS Narayana and Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam.

Updated on August 16, 2021