Director Dasari Narayana Rao, who is going to celebrate his birthday on May 4th, seems very happy at his career. He has shared a few words about his upcoming projects, his views on politics, his views on the present films etc .
In his words...
After my wife has passed away last year, I have not started any project. But now, I am going to launch a film on May 4th, which will be directed by me. I will also going to act in the key role in it. The film is titled as 'Vaddi Kaasula Vaadu' and I will play a peon in the office of chief minister. The film will be very near to the reality and it has also got a small message. Now a days, it is difficult to make a movie without stars, but this film has not got a big star cast. We have shown a serious issue in a very entertaining manner.
I will make a film with Relangi Narasimha Rao after Vaddi Kaasula Vadu. I am also going to make a film introducing my co-director Ravi as the director and a film with Suresh Krishna.
Then after, I will direct a film with Manchu Vishnu as hero. Mohan Babu and Vadde Ramesh will be the producers of this film.
Any body can come to me
Any body can come to me if they have a good script and I will produce it if I like the story. They can come to me on Sundays taking the appointment before.
I request them to register their story before and come to me to avoid any problems then after.
I am used to it
Generally, right from the beginning, I used to have communist feelings. I used to start many trade unions and I was the one who have established the South Indian directors association. n
I used to work for 18- 20 years, right from my student life. After college I used to go for work. So it has become easier for me to work in shifts and direct 150 films, apart from being an actor and a producer.
About 100 years of Indian Industry
I am very happy at the rare achievement of being for 50 years in 100 years of Indian film industry and 82 years of Telugu film industry. In that 50 years, I have been working as a director for 40 years. Before coming into direction, I have worked for 48 films as a writer and 20-25 films as a director.
About the present films
Currently, our Telugu films are going in a very bad way not followed by any other industry. All the other industries are making films based on the story and not on the number of fights and songs like us.
Our film industry is going on in a perfect monopoly, not encouraging small movies. Big film makers are releasing movies in over thousand theatres and are getting collections in three days, friday, saturday and sunday. This trend will not last for long.
The producers of big films are also informing the release dates correctly and changing them. So 5 to 6 small films are being released at once. This is also not good to them and the industry.
I liked the Swami Ra Ra movie released recently. It is a very good movie but it has been taken out of the theatres after a few days because of a big movie. Many young film makers are coming with good creativity, but many films are not even fortunate to be released.
So I requested the government to consider films upto 150 screens as small movies and don't and lift tax on them. The loss they got should be covered on big movies and the dubbing films should be taxed 100 %.
About the recent Delhi incidents
They are very unfortunate incidents happening now. Such incidents used to happen even before. But not this cruel.
About the affect of films on the society
Movies should have a social responsibility. Today films are having many vulgar elements and double meaning dialogues.
For example, take the great directors K.S.R.Das and B.N.Reddy. K.S.R. Das will show the violence very cruelly. But B.N.Reddy is different. He used to take care of every aspect of the film so that it will not trouble anyone. There was a scene in 'Rangula Raatnam' movie in which a giant wheel should be fired. B.N.Reddy is the director of that film. He said that don't show the firing of giant wheel as small children may be scared of giant wheels from then on watching it. Such was his care.Sex is not wrong, but vulgarity is. Love is not wrong, but lust is.
Many political un employees are working in the censor board now and they are not having any familiarity with the movies. Government has no right to stop a movie, once the movie is censored. But it is sad that some such incidents are happening now.
About book on his 150 films
A book is being prepared on my 150 films and it will released very shortly. It is not my biography and it is only on my films
I have come to politics only because of Ranga's murder and as Rajiv Gandhi has invited me to politics. I have not much interested in them. There is no much comfort in politics as there is in movies.
A satirical movie before elections
I will definitely make a satirical movie before elections and I will work on it soon.