Abhishek Nama, who bankrolled the latest Telugu hit film Goodachari, is one happy man. The film starring Adivi Sesh has been a massive success. Abhishek had full faith in the content of the script and states that he stands vindicated.
Here’s how Goodachari happened. “A couple of years back, when Sesh Adivi and I were considering a remake of Kshanam in Tamil, Sesh suggested that we do a new Telugu film instead. It was then he told me about the script of a spy thriller. I always believed in concept-based films, which are high on emotional and recall value,” he says, adding, “The super success of Goodachari is just a testimony that people are always game to welcome concept-based films. It has also strengthened our belief in bankrolling films that are high on content.”
A distributor-turned-producer, Abhishek says writing is the key to any film. If the script is backed by an appropriate cast, he feels the movie will be a box-office winner. “Getting the script right is half the job done,” he says, adding, “For Goodachari, Sesh came up with a compact script followed by suitable casting and that’s what worked in the film’s favour,” he explains. “We are also open to producing star-centric films, provided we get the right script,” he adds.
Steering clear of stereotypes, Abhishek is interested in new-age films. “Abhishek Pictures is always ready to experiment with scripts because we believe in content and out-of-the-box plotlines like Goodachari, Saakshyam (which has supernatural elements), etc. Over the last few years, we have been backing several films that have novel plotlines. And we will continue to bankroll such content-based films.”