This is my best film, says Nandini Reddy

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 11:15

Nandini Reddy of ‘Ala Modalaindi’ fame says that she has learnt her lessons after the failure of Jabardasth. Promising whole lot of fun and whacky humour in Kalyana Vaibhogame, the fun-loving director says that it's her best film to date. The film is releasing on 4th March 2016.

What kind of a film is Kalyana Vaibhogame?

It explores the changing mindset of today’s youngsters regarding marriage. Set in today’s times, it talks about their apprehensions, confusions, and desires.  Also, it explores the other generation’s point of view too. There is a comparison being made. Parents’ angle is also shown.  It has many touching moments, fun and humour.  It's very slice-of-life. You will see your family members, friends, in this film. You will see moments that have happened in your life. It’s relatable in a everyway.

You will definitely enjoy watching this film. Take a good gang along and have a blast. The film is very vibrant and energetic. 

So, is it going to be situational humour?

I always write situational humour. I write no tracks of other comedians coming in to do comedy.  I am a lover of films made by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Bapu, and Jandhyala. 

On the face of it, Kalyana Vaibhogame seems to be more intense than your previous films.

Not true.  Actually, 70 per cent of it is humour.  Kalayana Vaibhogame is different in the fact that there are family members involved, there are more number of characters; I have gone a little bit more into those emotions. But the fun quotient is almost equal.

Why Naga Shourya and Malavika?

 Naga Shourya is charming.  He is so boy-next-door.  When he smiles, the room just lights up.  He is a great charmer. A lot of energy he has. He fits the bill, much like Malavika. For the casting of the film, I pat my own back. The casting was perfect. After you watch the film, regardless of whether you like the film or not, you will say nobody else could have played the characters  that well. 

Tell us about Kalyan Koduri’s music…

He is an old friend of mine. The best thing is, our taste in music is similar. We are brutally honest with each other. There are no egos when it comes to working. The album has got a fantastic response.  Lakshmi Bhupal, who wrote all the songs, also happened to write the dialogues.  Rarely do you get a single card for songs and dialogues. 

Tell us about Raasi's role. 

When we started, KV was the only film she had signed.  Before ours, another film (Padesave) released.  But nothing to worry.  Her character remains very special.  She has done an outstanding job.  I am very sure that she is going to get huge bunch of offers after this film. She has delivered much more than what I expected.

After Nithya Menen, you have chosen a Malayali girl again.

I didn’t even launch her (Malavika). ‘Yevade Subrahmanyam’ was already there.  It had nothing to do with the fact that she is a Malayali. I liked Malavika’s personality and felt that it suited the character. Nithya is the one heroine whom I launched. In any case, I believe that all the Malayali actresses are very good performers. I need such performers for my stories.  

What went wrong with Jabardash, your second film?

It was not the story I should have done. I was trying to be somebody I am not. I didn’t believe in myself.  I was supposed to do KV there.  I didn’t follow my own gut instinct.  It was a film done out of fear - a fear of securing my success.  That’s the wrong way to go about things.  Lesson learnt.  Jabardasth was a huge learning curve in that way.  I will always make stories which I believe in, irrespective of what anybody is telling me.