'22' Movie is an Action Thriller. This number is a major point in the film. I can't reveal the storyline now but the film will definitely give a new kind of different experience for the audiences", Says Hero Rupesh Kumar Choudhary. He is playing as Hero in '22'. Protege of Dashing Director Puri Jagannadh, Sensational Director VV Vinayak Super Successful Director Maruthi, Shiva Kumar B. is Directing this action thriller along with providing Story, Screenplay and Dialogues Produced by Smt Susheela Devi in Maa Aai Productions Banner. Saloni Misra is the heroine. Hero Rupesh Kumar Choudhary is celebrating his birthday on August 2nd. Here's the special interview with Rupesh Kumar Choudhary.
What is your background?
I came from a business family. I used to look after the business supporting my father. I am very much interested in acting but I don't know how to enter into Industry. We find thrill in doing the things we love. I convinced my family members and entered into films. I used to have a lot of fears before coming here. Now I am very happy and finds work satisfaction as I love to do this.
How did you start your journey with Director Shiva?
Anee Master introduced Shiva to me. We did a web series. Then I listened to the story of '22'. I got excited while Shiva narrating the story. I felt happy that I will be doing the role of a powerful police officer in this film. But, I have a small fear of carrying such an intense role. I am proud of doing the role of a powerful police officer in my first film itself.
Have you undergone any special training to do this role?
I transformed myself completely for this role. I trained for six months under the supervision of celebrity trailer Kuldeep Sethi to built my body. Joshua master who has composed fights for 'Khaidi No 10', Baahubali', 'Saaho' films has composed terrific action sequences for our film. For those action sequences, I trained for Kung Fu and Martial Arts at Joshua master.
How did you feel watching yourself as a police officer onscreen?
I have no words to express my feeling. I have felt such a great experience. But, I can say one thing. I looked 1000 times better than how I expected myself as police since my childhood. Still, at times I find it tough to believe that I pulled off such an intense role. I think I did complete justice to that role.
Do you have any inspiration to do that role?
I admire policemen a lot. Now when I am doing this role my respect towards them has further increased. I drew inspiration from Jr NTR in ‘Temper’, Power Star Pawan Kalyan in ‘Gabbar Singh’, and from some real police officers.
This film has received the most celebrity support in recent times. How do you feel about it?
Shiva and I worked very hard for this film. Even in my wildest dreams, I never thought that my film will be launched by my favorite hero Venkatesh garu. I was very happy that Hero Sai Tej and many celebrities attended the launch of our film and extended their blessings towards us. VV Vinayak garu and C Kalyan garu launched the title and logo of our banner. Puri Jagannadh garu, Maruthi garu along with Nagarjuna garu, Prabhas garu released the teaser and songs from our film. I feel lucky to have the support of all these stars and directors for our film. I thank each and everyone from the bottom of my heart. It is because of BA Raju garu only, this film has got such hype. Special thanks to him.
Tell us about '22' Movie?
'22' Movie is an Action Thriller. This number is a major point in the film. I can't reveal the storyline now but the film will definitely give a new kind of different experience for the audiences.
Audio is by Aditya Music. This film has three songs. One of the songs is about mother sentiment. When we were discussing who will be the right choice to write the song, we thought none other than Bhaskarabhatla garu. When he listened to the situation, He immediately liked it and said it has a very good scope for good lyrics and wrote it instantly. Remaining two songs were penned by Kasarla Shyam and both the songs came out superbly. I am very happy that two senior lyricists like them are a part of my film. Sai Kartheek garu brilliantly composed all three songs. Especially his high voltage background score will become a highlight of the film.
About other technicians?
Cinematographer Ravi Kiran has experience of working in Mumbai. He gave a quality of a Bollywood film with his lighting technology. This is an added advantage to our film. Our Editor Syam edited the film every day. Due to this I and the director have clarity about the film. It helped us a lot to speed up the post-production works. Anee Master has choreographed all the songs in the film. Before shooting every song she worked on my expressions, body language, and gave me inputs, simple techniques. This made my job easy while shooting for the songs. Art Director Peddiraju Addala garu understands our requirements and made the sets available within the time without any compromise in quality. Co-director Pullarao Koppineedi garu worked with VV Vinayak garu. He liked our story and agreed to work for this film. We finished the film on time because of his location selection and schedule planning. Sound mixing is done by Senior Sound Technician E. Radhakrishna garu. After watching the film he appreciated our entire team and said that we are surely going to score a Big Hit. A film like this should have Dolby Atmos so that the audience in the theatre will undergo a unique experience. So, we converted '22' Movie in Dolby Atmos sound. Thanks to Designer Phani who understands the color themes planned by me and the director and designed very good posters.
Tell us about the making of Director Shiva Kumar?
Though this is the first film for Shiva, He has made the film with clarity like an experienced director. We both discussed all things before we were moving to shoot. So, we made the film lavishly without compromising in making and quality. I impressed with his way of narrating the story and his making style. He took care of each and everything like my dialogue delivery, hair, makeup, and costumes. He succeeded in presenting me as a powerful police officer 'Rudra' onscreen effectively.
How is the response for the teaser and song?
We unveiled The Teaser and Maar Maar Ke Jeena Hai song so far. Both of them are getting a very good response. During this lockdown period, many called me and that they are curiously waiting for the film's release. We are getting very good business offers due to the good buzz around the film. Several approaches for OTT and Hindi dubbing rights. This is a big screen entertainer. So, we preferred a Theatrical Release. We are planning to release in theatres once this COVID 19 situation gets controlled and theatres get reopened.
About Heroine and other artists?
'Falaknuma Das' fame Saloni Misra in which she played as Zoya is acting as the heroine in our film. She did the role of a CBI officer which has very good importance. She performed some stunts in Action Sequences along with me. Characterizations and Picturisation style of both roles stands as a special attraction in the film. Popular and senior actors Jayaprakash, Rajeswari Nair, Fidaa Saranya, Pooja Ramachandran, Ravi Varma, Devi Prasad will be seen in important roles.
What is the reason behind casting a Bollywood actor as a Villain?
When our team was discussing who should play the role of villain in this film, I remember Vikramjeet Virk who played as a villain in 'Heart Attack'. We approached him and he liked his character. He played as the main villain in '22'. It created a very good buzz for the film.
The film looks rich technically. Tell us about how it will be?
'Mantrick Studios Pvt Ltd', the company which provided visual effects for films like 'Rangasthalam', 'Bharat Ane Nenu', 'Maharshi', 'Sye Raa', worked for this film. It became a big plus for our film.
This year you are celebrating your Birthday on Friendship day. Tell us about your Friends?
I have a lot of friends since childhood. Many became friends in my line of business. Now, Shiva and the entire team of '22' became very good friends with me. Happy Friendship Day to all of them.... concludes Rupesh Kumar Choudhary