Administrators Siva, Barath Neelakantan, Sarjun KM and editor Sreekar Prasad communicate on the making of the anthology.
Addham, an anthology collection in Telugu, is premiering on Aha, an Over The Prime (OTT) platform, on October 16. Forward of its launch, TNM caught up with the workforce of the administrators who’ve made the completely different segments of the movie and the editor who put collectively the collection.
Addham has three episodes of 20 minute every, with the widespread theme of ‘Morality is a altering goalpost’. Based on the makers, every of those episodes makes one marvel what is correct and what’s improper and it brings alive a wide range of conditions which take the characters on a journey of self reflection. Addham has Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, G Kishore Kumar, Arjun Chidambaram, Prasanna Dr Pavithrah Marimuthu, Abirami Venkatachalam, Rohini Moletti and Praveen in vital roles in numerous episodes. The collection was shot utterly throughout the lockdown in lower than per week, by following COVID-19 norms.
Although the three tales revolve across the widespread theme of morality, every episode has its personal perspective too. The whole script for the collection was authored by Siva Ananth, who commonly collaborates with ace director Mani Ratnam in his tasks. Siva is understood for Tamil motion pictures akin to Vaanam Kottatum, Soorma, Chekka Chivantha Vaanam amongst others.
Chatting with TNM, Siva says, “My episode, The Unwhisperable Secret, offers with the theme of forgiving and transferring on. This story is a few psychological well being counsellor, who has to come back to phrases together with her previous.”
Siva has directed a Telugu venture practically 15 years after Chukkallo Chandrudu, starring Siddharth, which got here out in 2006. Requested in regards to the hole, Siva says, ” It was simply the flip of occasions. After that movie, I used to be caught up principally with manufacturing work and was then into writing. So it simply bought postponed.”
One other phase titled Street That By no means Ends, has been directed by Sarjun KM, who is understood for motion pictures akin to Airaa, Echcharikkai and quick movies like Maa amongst others. The phase offers with the theme of what’s improper and what’s proper, as per the director. The story is a few lorry driver who will get caught up in an accident.
Commenting on the casting, Sarjun says, “Now we have senior actor Prakash within the function of a lorry driver, who’s often seen in ‘elite’ roles. However we needed to interrupt the stereotype and have forged him for this function and he did brilliantly. Rohini is seen as his spouse, she was additionally superb. In the meantime we even have a boy, Praveen, although he was there in small motion pictures beforehand, on this venture he shone as an actor.”
One might quickly see director Sarjun together with his subsequent Telugu venture, as he’s in talks with Geeta Arts for a movie which is perhaps confirmed by the start of subsequent 12 months.
In the meantime, the third phase is Crossroads, which offers with the theme of justifying oneself. It has been directed by Barath Neelakantan. Barath made his debut with the Tamil movie Ok-13. The director says that this a part of the collection is sort of set in a suburban setting.
“The episode goes to be a one night time thriller. That is a few man in his late 30s who walks right into a pub after one thing occurred in his life. We do not contact upon his occupation or something in regards to the characters. It is simply that scenario and what occurs that night time.”
Speaking about capturing throughout the lockdown, the director says, “It was virtually like a surgical strike, capturing within the lockdown with all the foundations and restrictions in place. We needed to put together all the pieces prematurely, no waste of time, the scene could be prepared, the actors would come, shoot their half and go.”
Sreekar Prasad, famend movie editor, has labored on the anthology. Sreekar is presently engaged on SS Rajamouli’s RRR and Virata Parvam together with different Tamil tasks.
Talking about Addham, Sreekar says that he selected the venture on his personal. “Siva and I are intently related to one another. He retains sending scripts for my opinion. Likewise, he gave me this script and I preferred it very a lot. When he requested to assign him some video editor, I informed him that I will do the modifying half myself.”
Sreekar says that not like every other quick movie or internet collection, the theme of this venture, which is morality, grabbed his consideration. He added that the venture breaks the monotony of the reveals in Telugu. “Often it is about both love or crime, however Addham has extra to it, I felt like I noticed a special product. The character portrayals have been additionally very wise,” says Sreekar.
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