The film Paramashiva is finally going to see the light of day after three years. Director Mahesh Babu has managed to revive the film which was scheduled to go on floors in 2011. Paramashiva, starring Ravichandran and produced by Annaji Nagaraj, is the remake of the Tamil film Samudhiram that released way back in 2001 and was also remade in Telugu as Shiva Rama Raju.
The film was delayed due to producer Annaji Nagaraj’s other commitments, especially a trilingual project that kept him very busy. The director maintained a diplomatic silence and said that he did not wish to blame anybody. “I guess it was my bad luck that it did not release at the right time. However, I am confident about the film because the story follows a universal theme about a brother and sister, which people will be able to identify with. It is something that happens in most families. It is not a subject that gets faded with time.”
Mahesh Babu also mentions that the film’s delayed release is in fact an advantage. “As the film is releasing after the success of Drishya, another film starring Ravichandran, and is doing well at the box office, I believe that it has greater chances of doing well. If people have liked Drishya, they will like Paramashiva, because the film carries the same family values and sentiments,” says the director.
To give it a commercial touch, the director has also brought in a dual character that is played by Ravichandran himself who appears in a flashback. “Malayalam actor Sharanya Mohan and Ravi Sir are the key actors in the film along with Sakshi Shivanand, Vijay Raghavendra, Yashas, Rekha and Srujan Lokesh.” He also refers to the difficulty of bringing together so many actors for one film. “To get hold of everybody at the same time was quite hard. Sakshi was in the US and Vijay Raghavendra was busy. Yet, it somehow came together.”
Mahesh has followed his usual balanced approach before the release of the film and just hopes that it will do well. “Music plays an important role in the film. Apart from Arjun Janya’s score, S A Rajkumar from Chennai has also contributed to the soundtrack, adding to the rural feel. He has made it an exciting part of the film.”
Toogudeepa Distribution has bought the rights and are releasing the film in around 58 theatres across Karnataka.