With the ongoing 18th International Childrenâ€™s Film Festival in the city, many fingers are being pointed at Telugu filmmakers who seem to be ignoring their young audiences. In the midst of this is someone who actually wants to make 100 childrenâ€™s films! Allani Sridhar, who has two award-winnings films to his credit, 'Gautham Budha' and 'Komaram Bheem', claims that he is ready to cater to the future generation.
â€śCriticising is not a solution, so Iâ€™ve decided to make films for children,â€ť says Sridhar while wondering why films cannot be introduced as a school subject. He adds that his films will be based on subjects like the environment, health, education, transport, and so on. â€śIâ€™ve spoken to government officials, NRIs and some private organisations for sponsorship. I will begin shooting from next month and my immediate task is to complete five films by next summer. In the next five years, I want to make at least 100 films,â€ť he says, sharing his ambitious project.
The filmmaker is also aiming to have weekly film screenings in private and public schools. â€śThese days, many kids are watching films meant for those above 18 years. If we show them films with a few good things, Iâ€™m sure you will see a change in them,â€ť he says.
â€śThe first film Iâ€™m making is titled 'Uggu Pallu' and is based on a children story written by Bhoopal Reddy, who won the Kendra Sahitya Academy Award for it,â€ť adds Sridhar.