Of life and love
Krishna Vamsi deals with the `wheels of life' in his latest venture.
Aasin and Prabhas in `Chakram.'
AFTER FANTASY here comes reality. Krishna Vamsi's latest offering, `Chakram,' is not about god in human form but looking at the stark realities of life and discovering the almighty in others.
"Where is life without love?" asks the filmmaker. Passionately in love with cinema, many a time he had broken conventions in thematic content and the art of filmmaking.
Sometimes winning over the audience; yet a few times content with critical acclaim.
Starring Prabhas, Charmi and Aasin in the lead roles, `Chakram' is not a triangle or adolescent kind of love story, says Vamsi.
But not before adding with a grin, "No doubt there is a romantic angle."
He has given a peculiar name to the protagonist in the story as `Chakram'.You may ask why Chakram? Why not Vikram or Vijay? Like the other popular names. . The hero in the film represents a wheel, which , rotates, motivates and moves fast representing life."
"Today, the world moves on three factors - fire that is energy, wheel that represents transportation and media representing communication."
"Since its invention, wheel has a special relationship with mankind."
"As I said, my hero like a wheel moves ahead and motivates others to progress."
"I have not discussed all these things in the film to avoid getting it the tag of a documentary."
"The concept is based on a single person but not on single issue. Chakram is a person who values his own life and that of others."
What about the two heroines? "Charmi and Aasin are two important factors in the story," he smiles and refuses to divulge further.
"A lyric can trigger a story idea for a film, says Vamsi and recalls, "Five or six years ago I came across a lyric by Seetharama Sastry."
"It is a kind of revelation for me. He wrote that in 1977, much before coming to films. The lyric- `Jagamantha Kutumbam' has inspired me so much that it kindled a story idea." Music has always found its importance in the director's films.
Of the six songs tuned by Chakri three stands out and perhaps narrate the story too. The pick of the lot include the director's favourite, "Jagamantha Kutumbam Naadhi, Ekaki Jeevitham Naadhi" "Music floats basically with the efforts of the lyricists and the music director.
Of course, even for composing music the theme and how the director interprets it comes first and foremost," opines Vamsi.
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