Rana Daggubati, Sai Pallavi starrer ‘Virata Parvam’ releasing in cinemas on June 17. Naveen Chandra played an important role in this Venu Udugula Directorial. He talks about his character, working with Nandamuri Balakrishna (NBK107) and Ram Charan (RC15) and his other upcoming projects.
About ‘Virata Parvam’
Although you see the Maoist backdrop prominently in promos, ‘Virata Parvam’ is essentially a beautiful love story with amazing action sequences. The stunts have been done by a Hollywood stuntman named Stephen Richard. The cinematography, the forest backdrop, and everything else is top-notch. Sai Pallavi’s beautiful love story with the male lead turns violent. Virata Parvam will be like a powerful blast.
Raghanna is the name of my character. He is a seasoned rebel who is unemotional and doesn’t succumb to pressures. He stands up against the might of the police and the government. Due to in-group fighting, his stature is brought down. Ravanna and Bharatakka are the names of Rana’s character and Priyamani’s character, respectively. My character and Priyamani’s character are close associates of Rana Daggubati’s character. We are idealistic and are committed to the principles of Naxalism. We drive the story forward.
About Doing A Role With Telangana Slang For The First Time
This is the first time that I have mouthed the lines in Telangana slang. It was not easy at all. I had to sound like a proper Naxalite. Folk literature had to be studied. The director ensured that everyone’s dialogue delivery is realistic. In one of the scenes, I had to shout at the top of my voice in the forest. We ran the risk of provoking elephants to trace us. There are bomb blasts and a lot of other high-voltage moments in the film.
About The Story
The film is based on a coupleof true incidents that Venu Udugula witnessed first-hand. The incidents disturbed him. His writing is superb.
About Sai Pallavi
All characters are intertwined around Vennela (Sai Pallavi). She headlines the story. The incidents narrated in the film are going to excite the audience.
Rana, as a person, has a child-like mentality. He is a jovial person. He might look domineering and all on screen. Off-screen, he is a lovely person. He keeps himself abreast with all happenings in the film industry.
Every actor likes to play lead roles. Where I can shoulder the huge responsibility, I am doing lead roles. Otherwise, I am playing a variety of roles. I have to thank my directors for choosing me. They think of me to play their dear characters. I feel responsible when I am playing their beloved creations.
About Doing OTT Content
I shot for quite a few OTTreleases during the pandemic. They have been released one after one. I didn’t want to lose out on opportunities during the lockdown. That’s why I grabbed all the good offers that came my way from streaming platforms.
About Upcoming Releases
‘Ammu’ (an Amazon Prime original), a UV Concepts feature film, a Telugu-Tamil bilingual project, and ‘Parampara 2’ (a Disney + Hotstar web series) are among my upcoming releases. I am doing a film under the direction of Srikanth Nagothi of ‘Bhanumathi Ramakrishna’ fame. FTII alumni from different parts of the country are working on the film. The technical output is going to be superb.
About NBK & Ram Charan’s Films
Ram Charan-Shankar’s movie is there. I have got a role with two dimensions in that film. Nandamuri Balakrishna garu’s 107th movie has me in a nice role. It’s a never-before experience working with him. He is an amazing human, an amazing actor! I have shot for 11 days and have some portions pending to be shot. There are five defining characters in the film and I am playing one of them.
I Believe In
Punctuality and the right attitude will take you a long way. People will respect you if you have them. I am doing multiple projects simultaneously and no production house has ever caused any trouble.