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'Mithai' is a dark, surreal comedy: Director

Saturday, January 13, 2018 • Telugu Comments

Debutante director Prashant Kumar is making a film titled 'Mithai'.  Touted to be a dark comedy, it will be launched on January 14 (Sunday).

Ahead of the launch, the director has penned a heart-felt note, explaining how much he has been passionately involved in writing the film.  Here we present the same in verbatim.

Okay folks! It took me some time, maybe a bit longer than expected, but I am announcing the shooting for my first feature film. Yes, it’s a Telugu film. My Telugu vocabulary is limited to 'cheppandi', 'choodandi', 'kurchondi', and few other words. I have been staying here for the last 15 years and watched only 9 Telugu films till date, which includes two films made by my illustrious friends, who just short of killed me for not making my film. So as they say there is a right time for everything, yes, so I am ready with my film.

It’s called 'MITHAI', it’s a dark comedy, yes, it’s a very very dark comedy where things keep going from bad to worse to good people and good to excellent to all the so-called “bad people”. It’s my tribute to my favorite filmmakers COEN BROTHERS. It is a very dark, very abstract, surreal, and also very very relatable at the same time. That is as much as I can tell you about my film, oh, and one more thing, Vivek Sagar is making some mind…mind blowing music for the movie. We are using a varied range of instruments from dholak to saxophone to trumpet. The sounds are very unique indeed!

I have loved each and every moment while writing my film and I was truly heart-broken for 3-4 days when I punched “THE FILM ENDS” in celtx. I was living each character and living their lives. I was being male and female at the same time, old man and a police as well. When I finished, it went out of my hand and now my actors have to live in those characters and the world I created. I sincerely thank the casting and the actors, who have value added so much to the film.

As a director, I treat an audience with great respect. I sincerely think the audience is much far more intelligent than a director. If a film fails, that seriously indicates the director has failed in communicating with his audience. I am trying my best to make an honest film. I am trying my best to do a good different film. If it works, I will be happy. If it doesn’t, I won’t be heartbroken either. I will know the truth that I failed somewhere, this one is fully on me. My company Red Ants will come up with a second film soon. We at red ants, plan to do two films per year. I will be directing a film and will be giving a chance to anybody with passion, honesty and an intelligent story to tell.

That’s all I have to say.

Thank you so much.

Cheers... Prashant Kumar, Filmmaker.

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