Once in a while in a highly-competitive film industry where imagination and innovation count, there comes a time when a filmmaker thinks of a message-oriented subject, which is aimed at drawing an entire family.
Now such experiments, essentially those that do not fall in the category of ‘big films', are few and far between and their very rarity makes them more than welcome. That's ‘Solo' for you, directed by Parasuram @ Bujji.
On the day one itself the film that was screened in about 160 cinema halls across the State and a dozen more abroad drew welcome feedback for the cast and crew of the film, which has the tagline ‘A solid love story'.
It stars glamorous Nisha Agarwal and Nara Rohit with pleasant music by Mani Sharma. The first half is a wee bit racier than the post-interval bit, full of the boy-met-girl stuff, how romance blossoms between the hero and heroine, with loads of humour. The latter half is when director's dialogues attracting more attention.
“A love story with a message, I wanted the theme to depict how much my orphan hero sacrifices to get into a joint family and experience all the happiness it can give. I wanted to connect with audiences and hence I made it as close to reality as possible,” says a modest Parasuram, who took about a break of a year-and-a-half after ‘Anjaneyulu' that starred Ravi Teja. Talking over the phone before catching a flight to Vijayawada for a film promotion programme, Rohit says he does not want to be stereotyped. This seems to justify his role of a lover boy in just his second film, after essaying the role of an action-oriented plainclothesman in Chaitanya Dantaluri's ‘Banam”. “A difference from the previous film is always welcomed by fans. I want to keep experimenting and keep changing genres,” says this cool guy who is content being very careful, assessing the storyline before signing on the dotted line.