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Only big star's films or love stories work in Telugu

IndiaGlitz [Monday, June 24, 2013]

Talking at an event, actor Siddharth went on to discuss about how Tamil films work in Telugu. He went on to explain that Telugu dubbed Tamil films are better since they are easy on budget for the makers.

Making things clear on difference between dubbed and bilingual films, Siddharth went on to elaborate, "I did Vetrimaran's Udhayam, a full-length Tamil film, it was later dubbed in Telugu. Some films like 'Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru' will click in Telugu since its story is city-based and office-oriented story. Like how Santhnam did the comic scenes in Tamil, there in Telugu Brahmanandam the renowned, senior actor played the same role. So because of him such films work there; however it can't be said for all movies. But in case of 'Kaaviya Thalaivan' or 'Jigardanda', we didn't get any Telugu artist or actor to do the Telugu version. Going with the script, interested distributors there bought the film, dubbed it and released it in Telugu. But they can't be called as bilingual film." He is of opinion that such films work; however making the same movie simultaneously in Telugu not only exceeds the project's budget, but also it has less market.

"So family, commercial entertainers or comedy (Tamil) films will be equally successful in Telugu also but not those films which are of different genre", added the actor and went on to justify that Telugu audience have different taste, "If you see, in Telugu they (audience) won't see different kind of genres - its either any big star's films or love stories have more scope. So films with different concept or off beat films don't attract much audience."

Moving over to his forthcoming project, Siddharth said, "My next film which is by Vasanthabalan is called 'Kaaviya Thalaivan'. For nearly two years Balan and I are quite attached to the script. As they say that each thing has its own time - at one point of time I and Balan felt that this film will not take off. Because there is no one who feels so close to the script like me or Balan. Even AR Rahman, wherever he meets me, he teasingly asks whether I will do the film or not. On this I would say that although he has to wait, I really wish to work with him. We have already worked together in four films."

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