Dialogue writer Sai Madhav Burra has written lines for 'Sreekaram', which will release in theatres on March 11. In this interview, the writer talks about writing for a movie that is about the importance of farming and more.
'Sreekaram' is my first film with Sharwanand after 'Malli Malli Idhi Rani Roju', which is a classic. 'Sreekaram' has got a terrific story. It's coming at a time when the entire country is talking about farmers. This is a responsible film.
It's the story that selects its male lead. 'Maharshi' was about farmers. Just because we already have a movie on farmers, it doesn't mean others shouldn't talk about farmers in their movies. The span of the story of 'Sreekaram' is different from that of 'Maharshi'. It was not challenging to write dialogues for this movie.
The film says that farming shouldn't be neglected in order to stave off starvation. The characterizations are amazing in 'Sreekaram'.
Making a film on farmers is commercial enough. Most of the films on farming are box-office hits. It's because we all have a farming-related ancestry. There is a farmer in our being. Regardless of our caste, a grandfather or a great-grandfather of ours was a farmer.
No movie, regardless of the genre, is bereft of realistic characters. Without that, the film wouldn't have emotional strength. In 'Sreekaram', there is a romantic track, and a father-son story. The father-son duo has a love story of their own.
I have watched 'Sreekaram' and I have a feeling that I have watched a nice movie in a long time. The film will make you think about the situation of farmers. You will become empathic towards the hungry peasant.
I wanted to become a writer and I have become one. I want to write for all kinds of films and directors. The day I feel that there is a story that only I should tell, I will wield the megaphone. It doesn't mean that only I am capable of telling such a story.
There is always a possibility of a writer and the director developing creative differences. There are arguments, but this has to be seen as an inevitable thing. If there are no differences of opinion, it means they are not pushing themselves.
Rajamouli's 'RRR' is a next-level movie. No matter how high are your expectations, you will be satisfied. It's a wholesome movie. The dialogues are going to be a highlight.
I am also writing for Pawan Kalyan-Krish Jagarlamudi's movie. A movie of Nag Ashwin will also have dialogues by me.