"This is an Arundhathi kinda movie. If Arundhati had spirits in the story, our film is about god, says Jagapathi Babu, whose long-delayed film Kshetram is releasing tomorrow (Dec. 29). Starring Priyamani and Kick fame Shaam in key roles, the film is directed by T Venugopal. The film follows a historical narrative. In the film, Jagapathi will be seen as Veera Narasimharayalu and Priyamani as Nagapenchalamma.
"I am not the hero of this film. It is Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy. The story is related to him. That doesn't mean that Kshetram is a devotional subject. The climax scenes will have the audience in tears. No, it is not a sentimental drama either. Devotional values have been interspersed with commercial elements in this film," he says.
The film sees Priyamani in a seminal role. Dispelling the perception that his role is only nominal to the film, Jagapathi says that the contours of his role were enlarged as the film progressed.
The middle-aged actor says that he is open to experimentation. He is trying to catch hold of a novel subject for his 100th film.