Hyderabad: Former Infosys employee from Anantapur, Rahul Sankrityan, has always been fascinated with films.
The young director, who had made a few short films while he was still working, says, “One of my short films, Chitra I Love You, won an award at the Maa TV competition.” He says that the Rs 3 lakh cash award boosted his confidence.
Rahul, who has now directed a horror film titled The End, says, “I know it is not an easy job to make a film without support. I met so many people and showed my script. After my short film got an award, many industry people approached me, but they didn’t like my script.”
Finally, new producer Koteswara Rao agreed to make the film. “After working for four years, I resigned from my job and completely focused on the film. There were many challenges but we overcame them and completed the film,” says Rahul, adding, “It’s a horror and suspense thriller. I have shown the film to a few industry people and they have liked it very much.”
Rahul roped in mainly new faces for The End. “One of my colleagues in Infosys, Yuvachandra, played the lead. He, too, resigned his job as he wanted to focus on films. Even the costume designer, Vatsalya, and the lyricist were my colleagues,” says Rahul.
All the artistes are fresh faces from Hyderabad except comedian Venu, who has worked in Tollywood before. And almost everyone who worked in the film are young, including debutant cinematographer Praveen Vanamali and music directors Vamsi and Hari. “I met them over the Internet as they too make short films. They learnt music in A.R. Rahman’s school. They gave fantastic music,” says Rahul.
“My experience is from my short films. I have made six short films. I used to update the technology about films on Internet,” he adds.
“Completing a film is a big task, now the second task is to release the film. We are still facing problems, but I am confident that we will overcome them and release the film in time,” he says.
About making a horror film, Rahul says, “I didn’t want to come up with a regular formula, thus I chose this thriller. I am confident that the film will give a new experience to the audience.
“The film’s about an incident between two friends. How they face the situation and it also involves crime,” he adds....