Directors Hari and Harish are ecstatic over the success of their latest release Yashoda, starring Samantha. The survival thriller has been getting rave reviews for the unique narration.
“We are absolutely thrilled with the response Yashoda has been getting! I think what worked for the film apart from Samantha’s stellar performance was the twists at the right time and honest storytelling. We were confident that the film would do well, but never expected such a thumping response,” says Harish.
Hari feels the audience's appreciation is a validation of their conviction and hard work. He says the success has given them great confidence.
“Honestly, it’s been overwhelming; our mobiles have been ringing incessantly. The film’s success is a result of team work and honest storytelling,” he avers.
“While writing the script, we imagined casting Samantha, but we were unsure whether we could actually have her in the cast because of our budget constraints. But when we narrated it to producer Sivalenka Krishna Prasad, he said the story had scope for a wider audience. Hence, after getting Samantha on board, we wanted to make it five languages,” say the directors, adding that writing is key in this film.
In a creative field like films, it is natural to have contrasting perceptions. Acknowledging that they have their own style of work, the duo reveals that they also have healthy arguments. “If we have to convince each other, there should be some logic in the point being made; we complement each other,” they say.
A thriller with an emotional edge is sure to have great audience appeal, and Yashoda is exactly that, says Harish, adding that Samantha had elevated the action sequences with her finesse. “I think Post Covid, audiences have started consuming more thriller films, and I think Yashoda’s genre was a huge plus for us,” he adds....