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'Meeku Mathrame Cheptha' is novel, fun: Abhinav Gomatam

Monday, October 28, 2019 • Tamil Comments

Meeku Mathrame Cheptha is novel, fun: Abhinav Gomatam

Abhinav Gomatam awaits the release of 'Meeku Mathrame Cheptha' on November 1.  In this interview, catch the comedian talk about the film, working with its director, male lead Tharun Bhascker, what kind of roles he is looking for and more.  

A novel narration

Director Shammeer Sulthan and co-writer Arjun Krishna have penned the film in a novel way.  Although it sounds cliched, you will see the genuineness of the statement once you watch our movie.  We haven't shown anything in the Trailer.  The duration is just 124 minutes but there is so much content.  

Not just about cell phone

A cell phone has a crucial role in the plot, as it leads to a lot of conflicts.  But this is not a documentary on the mobile phone.  You will see a whole different film.  My WhatsApp gallery or anything for that matter doesn't have any secrets.  Never have I faced an awkward or dangerous situation because of any secret. 

An expressive actor

Tharun is not going to be a full-time actor.  He is committed to directing a couple of films.  He is quite a jovial person who imitates people; he is way too expressive.  That's why he has become a lead actor. Moreover, the story of 'MMC' suits him well.  

Was stuck with 'Sita' 

Teja garu's 'Sita' was the first film that I signed after 'Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi'.  The director was kind and gave me the role.  But its shoot took a lot of time.  I missed 'Majili' and 'Dear Comrade' due to that.  Had I done those two movies, there wouldn't have been this gap.  Had the shoot of 'MMC' not got delayed, I would have missed even this.  The director was ready to wait for two more months since he had been living with the script for 4 years.  Vijay Deverakonda's father, Vardhan garu, stalled the shoot for two months just for me.  

Childhood, college days

I was born in Hyderabad and grew up in Gujarat since in the early years my father was into Air Force.  He applied for VRS and joined the LIC.  We moved to Hyderabad later.  I did my Engineering, which I feel I should never have done.  I didn't grow up thinking I will be an actor.  I never dreamt about it.  Cinema was nothing but entertainment for me.  

Tryst with acting

When I was being ragged during Engineering, I got friends with my seniors.  A senior once asked me to participate in a mime competition. I was taken aback by his feeling that I would be able to act.  I participated reluctantly and won the second prize.  

Enjoyed being in sales segment

I would have been good at sales.  I did work for Dell Computers as a research executive.  I used to earn a lot there.  I always would like on-field jobs, as they suit my aptitude.  My parents felt that I should move to a foreign country to build up my career.  Almost all our relatives are in the US, Australia, etc.  

I was almost settling for a job abroad when I thought of giving acting a try.  I didn't want to live a depressed life.  Given my confidence levels and self-esteem, I dared to take the courageous decision of trying cinema.  I did have a break-up in real-life.  I was 26.  

Upcoming movies

I will be doing a role in a Jayant C Paranje movie.  It's a triangular love story in which I will be playing one of the male leads.  I will be doing a role in Nithiin garu's 'Rang De'.  I will be playing Sushanth's villain in another film.  I will be doing Tharun Bhascker-written web series 'Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi-2'.  His assistant, Aditya, will be directing it.  

I am happy that nobody is approaching me for bit roles.  Vivek Athreya didn't want to cast me in 'Brochevarevarura' only because he didn't want to limit me to a 10-minute kind of role.  

Want to try everything

I don't want to limit myself to the same kind of roles.  It will be like a 10-5 job.  If you talk to Vennela Kishore, you will understand that he doesn't need a script to crack you up.  He is so used to making you laugh.  Same with the legendary Brahmanandam garu.  'Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi' gave me a lot of name. 

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