Actor, director and writer Ramesh Arvind cherishes people with ideas. And the more out of the box, the more comfortable he is. So when he got a chance to work with Sunil Kumar Desai, he already knew that it will be a unique experience. .
“I also direct and write films, but as an actor, I look at the director quite keenly, because he is the one ideating and giving shape to those thoughts. With Sunil, I found a clear vision in terms of characterisation, dialogues, the eventual execution and a high level of understanding of every minute aspect of the film. My previous films with him, Nammoora Mandara Hoove and Prathyartha, have been extraordinary and were milestones in my career,” he says.
According to him, the film titled Re (If) is lovable, and sprinkled with light humour. “It is an out of the box love story, which has deep meaning with weird characterisations. For example, while one character speaks in English all the time, another talks in Sanskrit; and another character is shown sitting on a horse inside the house all the time. You will know the reasons when you watch the film. I am thrown around these weird characters trying to gear up my love life,” says Ramesh.
The film also sees Anant Nag, Harshika Poonacha, Suman Nagarkar, Sharat Lohitashva, among others.
Meanwhile, Ramesh is getting ready with his script to direct and is travelling to different places and engaging in talks with filmmakers. “I am done with the story. It is a big film in trilingual format and in a matter of time, I will go on floors,” he says. Ramesh will also be busy on the small screen with Weekend with Ramesh - Season 2, which will start on December 25. “In the middle of all of this, I am in talks with a director for another interesting project. If everything goes as planned, I will be back facing the camera soon,” he says.