‘Amavasya’ is a unique horror film with a new story: Team – Telugu News
Amavasya ‘(‘ Amavas’ in Hindi) stars Sachiin Joshi and Nargis Fakhri in the lead roles. The horror and action thriller hits screens on February 8. Sachiin, director Bhushan Patel and others associated with the film are in Hyderabad to promote it. Here are excerpts from their interaction with the media.
This is the kind of movie I was looking for. It’s about making a separate film. My previous film, ‘Veedevadu’, was also different. ‘Amavasya’ is a classic horror in which new-age visual effects were used. The deployment of graphics is new. Above all, he has a very good story.
We shot in Telugu and Hindi. All close-ups were done separately in Telugu. Tollywood is my main industry.
I play Karan. Nargis is Ahana. I propose her in marriage. She sees a house and insists that I go. Karan doesn’t want to go because he has a story behind him. How the duo end up there and what happens afterwards is the crux. The whole story takes place over a weekend.
The castle where we shot the movie would be haunted. We didn’t know that before. Only 3-4 people knew it was haunted.
The director has made successful films like “1920”, “Alone” and “Ragini-MMS 2”. He’s a horror specialist. Most manufacturers just focus on the effects. In ‘Amavasya’ it is the story that is the center of attention.
Horror is my favorite genre. I have watched countless horror films. When I interact with people they tell me they want to watch Hollywood horror movies. We have brought to the table what the public wants.
I have read so many scripts belonging to this genre. None of them excited me. The way Bhushan told the story, it’s totally exciting. The storyline is the key. He has a unique one. Horror is only part of the overall experience. The idea was to make a good movie. It is not a question of gender.
There is nothing negative about the title. ‘Amavasya’ is only one time of the month. Ghosts are believed to be powerful on full moon days. I believe in ghosts. Those who don’t believe in spirits should watch our movie to find out what they look like.
The public will be blown away by the BGM. Music is part of our life in India. We all listen to music. We all have our favorites. I work on the music for my films. For my first Telugu movie (‘Mounamelanoyi’), I worked with Ramana Gogula to get this song ‘O Priyurala’.
I cannot continue to make films like my actor friends. It is not my full time job. Playing is my passion.
I wanted to choose Telugu actors in certain roles. But due to visa issues, we had to give up the idea.
I have never had this kind of visual effects in a Hindi or South Indian movie. Sachin wanted to have the best VFX. This is a first in the history of Indian cinema. The story seems very simple. But it’s not. The second half is quite layered. The highlight is a shock.
This is not a remake. It’s an original story. It is not inspired or copied. I want to thank Sachin for providing my first Telugu film.
When I told the story to Sachin, he accepted the film in 3 minutes flat. We wanted to work together.
I am not the ghost of the film. I’m not doing any comedy here. I am the keeper of the bungalow where Sachin comes from. The director wanted my character to be someone who lightens up the sequences. The way I speak, the way I walk, the way I react will make the audience smile.