Praveen Vanamali, who carved a niche for himself with his outstanding work from behind the camera, said he has tried to present actor Saptagiri’s natural self in his forthcoming film, Vajra Kavachadhara Govinda (VKG). While his previous two films, The End and Andhra Pori were lauded for their cinematography, Praveen claims that the audience will be drawn closer to the protagonist, Sapthagiri, in VKG. “An engaging screenplay is the key to striking cinematography, especially in an adventurous film like VKG. It allows the cameraman to capture the various emotions and shades in the protagonist,” Praveen explained.
Saptagiri is known for his comic appeal, and Praveen, too, admits that portraying him as a lead actor was challenging. “We stuck to the plot and weaved Saptagiri’s comedy into the narrative. As a cameraman, it’s my job to ensure that the audience travels with the protagonist,” he said, adding that the scenes shot in Belum Caves and underwater are came out well.”