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'Sikinder' for Suriya is like 'Basha' for Rajinikanth : Lagadapati Sridhar [Interview]
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Telugu Comments

Lagadapati Sridhar is a producer, who is very selective regarding the films he produce. His banner, Ramalakshmi Cine Creations, has completed a journey of 10 years and his upcoming film is 'Sikinder', the Telugu version of 'Anjaan'. The film is set for a release on August 15th and on this occasion, he has shared a few things about the movie in an exclusive interview to Indiaglitz.

Excerpts from the interview.

Suriya is the asset

'Sikinder' is a film, which is set in the backdrop of Mumbai mafia. Suriya is playing a character with two different shades. It is a revenge drama like 'Ghajini', but is very different. It has got all the commercial elements. The main asset of the film is Suriya. Samantha's glamour and Chitraganda Singh's item song will also be the attraction. The film has also stalwarts like Manoj Bajpai, Vidyut Jamwal etc/ and they have done a great

Lovable actor

Suriya is a very lovable actor and he is loved by every section of the audiences whether it is mass, class or family. He has got a lot of charisma.'Sikinder' will become a memorable film in the career of Suriya like 'Basha' did for Rajinikanth and 'Nayakudu' for Kamal Haasan and I am sure that it will increase his range.

Very good director

Lingusamy's films are very popular in Telugu. His first film was remade into Telugu as 'Sankranthi' and his 'Tadakha', the remake of his 'Vettai' was also a big hit. Even his 'Aawara' was received well here. He is a very good director and we are confident that 'Sikinder' will turn out to be a huge hit.

Very skilled

Yuvan Shankar Raja's music is one of the assets of the film. The songs are already chartbusters. Santosh Sivan is one of the best cinematographers in India. His films like 'Roja', 'Dil Se' etc are enough to tell how skilled he is. He has done a fabulous job for this movie.

Not the name of Suriya's character

Sikinder is not the name of the character played by Suriya. It is a word to describe, someone who is brave and it is very apt for Suriya's role in this movie. So we titled the film as 'Sikinder'.


I am sure that beauty doll, Samantha, who is the princess of Tollywood will become the queen of South Indian film industry with this film. She looks even more beautiful and glamorous in this film, thanks to the photography of Santosh Sivan. She has acted excellently in this movie.


Our Ramalakshmi Cine Creations, which was started with 'Evarigola Vadidhi' in 2004, has completed a journey of 10 years. We are going to held the 10 years celebrations in Vijayawada on 24th of this month. I am very thankful to everyone, who are supporting us and my son Vikram Sahil, who acted in 'Race Gurram'.

Lagadapati Sridhar concluded saying that 'Sikinder' will turn out to be one of the biggest hits in South Indian film industry and assured that the film will be a very good feast.

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