'Crazy Fellow' heads to theatres on October 14. Aadi Saikumar headlines the film. In this interview, the young hero talks about the entertainer, working with new director Phani Krishna Siriki, and more.
The film stars Digangana Suryavanshi and Mirnaa Menon as the heroines. Its music is by RR Dhruvan.
'Crazy Fellow' is a thorough entertainer and we are all excited. A newcomer has directed the movie with organic comedy at its core. The narration is neat and smooth. I got to travel with the debutant director for a year before the film was taken to the floors. Before producer KK Radhamohan stepped in, many producers evinced interest in the script but they couldn't take up the project because of other commitments.
There is a magical idea in the film. The idea has been executed the right way. If the audience love the plot point, our film is surely going to click. Not just my character but all other characters have got the right deal.
I play a youngster who is deemed crazy by others around him. There is a sense of scare in them. He takes life too casually. He commits something in haste in life. The consequences of the same are what the film is about.
One Ram who styled my hair style for 'Lovely' and 'Prema Kavali' has been diong it for Pawan Kalyan, among others. For 'Crazy Fellow', I once again collaborated with him.
I personally like entertainers. People have been wanting to see me in films that come with the flavour of a 'Lovely' and 'Prema Kavali'. 'Crazy Fellow' comes as the answer. The likes of Narra, Anish Kuravilla, Vinodini and others have got fresh characters in the movie.
'Operation Gold Fish' got a very good name after its theatrical release even among the Hindi audience. Even before 'The Kashmir Files', that film talked about the plight of Kashmiri Pandits. 'Tees Maar Khan' is a film I enjoyed myself doing. As an artist, I have to enjoy myself doing something. After the first half of 'Gaalipatam', I was flooded with positive messages. Only the climax didn't work with the audience. They didn't like the fact that a married couple go separate ways to unite with their ex-lovers. It was ahead of its times. 'Black' was a one-of-its-kind movie with a nice interval bang. Somewhere, the film's execution floundered.
If I make wrong choices, my father (Sai Kumar) does come back and admonish me (laughs). He asks me not to do things in a hurry. He is confident that 'Crazy Fellow' will be a hit. His judgement is usually right. He was the only one who flagged the climax of 'Gaalipatam'. A relative has proposed that I make an adaptation of 'Police Story'. I can't do it, as it is a classic.