A film trend comes and goes before we know it. If films along the lines of Srinu Vaitla were crowd pullers a few years ago, then came the horror films. Now, after the success of Pelli Choopulu, horror movies seem to have been replaced by wedding-themed ones in Tollywood.
“Family emotions always attract the audience and for this, a wedding is a good backdrop. But it all depends on how you are going to making the film. You need to show the emotions in a proper way,” says Raj Kandukuri, producer, who is producing three films with different actors, along these lines.
The setting may differ but the formula remains the same. Like in Sekhar Kammula’s Fidaa, the lead pair happen to meet at the girl’s sister’s wedding. The film Mental Madhilo is also made with a similar theme.
“When producer Dil Raju asked me about my next subject, I told him that it’s about weddings. These days, weddings are like events. So, I wanted to narrate it in a new way that reflected all kinds of family emotions,” says Satish Vegesna, the director of Srinivasa Kalyanam.
Chi La Sow, another recent release, is about a girl who wants to get married and a guy who wants to marry only after getting settled in life. The story is about these two people meeting and falling in love. “Actually, my script was ready long back. But I started my career as an actor. So when I want to become a director, I came back to this script,” says Rahul Ravindran, the director of Chi La Sow.
So when will Tollywood’s fascination for wedding films come to an end? “I think the trend will continue even in the near future because the family bond, emotions and differences of opinion are common to everyone’s lives,” concludes Raj....