After much delay, actors Prem and Amulya are finally looking forward to thundering box-office rain. Their film, Male, which means rain, will finally hit the theatres this week. Produced by director R Chandru, who has also written the screenplay, the film is directed by first-timer AR Shiva Tejas and the music is by Jessie Gift. The film is distributed by RS Productions. City Express spoke to the lead actors about the film, their experience while shooting and their expectations from the film.
Prem: Rain is symbolic of positivity and like everybody, I too rejoice when it rains. Since this movie came in my life, I have rejoiced too, though in a different way.
Amulya: Rain evokes happy feelings. The movie will also make people joyful and we are hoping everybody enjoys it.
Prem: All of us worry when monsoons get delayed. And so it happened with this film too. I was waiting for the release of the film, but everything has its time.
Amulya: We were waiting for the film’s release for almost a year. The shooting of Male started one-and-a-half years ago and the makers wanted to release it six months back. But apart from many other reasons, the unexpected clash with other releases caused the delay. I am glad that we are hitting the theatres finally.
Prem: In the film, rain is like a friend to me. So I keep talking, sharing my feelings and even scolding it, when it prevents me from meeting my love. Those dialogues are really symbolic.
Amulya: I play a character who walks around, scolding people. I don’t spare anyone including Prem’s character. I have some catchy dialogues, thanks to my director, who wanted to see me in a different shade. He had complete clarity about my character.
Prem: Amulya is dedicated and humble. I realised it on the first day, when I met her on the sets. We have developed a good rapport ever since and she is a good family friend now.
Amulya: Prem is a good human being and very friendly. He gave a lot of attention to my character while focusing on his. We had a balanced onscreen chemistry.
Prem: It is director Tejas’s first film and he comes across as a very good technician who is passionate about his work. He has a good eye for visualisation and I see a great future for him in the industry.
Amulya: In his debut, Tejas has put in 100 per cent effort and I am always excited to work with such directors who are very dedicated.
Prem: It is the team of Male (including producer Chandru) which created a lot of excitement. We got so comfortable that I think we can do another 10 films with the same team.
Amulya: We had a great time shooting for Male and I enjoyed pulling the leg of the executive producer and the director. Small things during the shoot were endearing and will remain close to my heart.