Amala Paul, Eesha Rebba, Saanve Megghana and Shruti Haasan get candid about their Telugu anthology film Pitta Kathalu
In Telugu, Pitta Kathalu refers to quick tales and might additionally imply tales of girls. Netflix’s first Telugu anthology film, Pitta Kathalu – season 1, has 4 quick tales exploring energy dynamics in relationships during which girls are the first movers. Shruti headlines the story xLife, directed by Nag Ashwin, Amala Paul stars in Meera directed by Nandini Reddy, Eesha Rebba essays the title position in director Sankalp Reddy’s story Pinky, and Saanve Megghana performs the title position in Tharun Bhascker’s Ramula, which additionally stars Lakshmi Manchu. Forward of the trailer launch on February 5, excerpts from an interview with the ladies of Pitta Kathalu. The film premières on Netflix on February 19.
“Typically, it’s heartbreaking once we work on the content material that doesn’t get watched by too many individuals. On a digital platform that has a large attain, we all know that viewers will watch [the film],” says Shruti, speaking about being part of Pitta Kathalu.
Shruti starred within the Tamil anthology film Putham Pudhu Kaalai (2020) and when xLife was supplied to her, she had no hesitation: “It was thrilling to play an uncommon character that may be a catalyst to the story, and to work with a director like Nagi (Nag Ashwin),” she says.
xLife is ready in a dystopian, technology-driven world led by a younger geek, enacted by music composer and singer Sanjith Hegde.
Working alongside Sanjith who had no appearing expertise, Shruti says, “The truth that he had by no means acted earlier than made it all of the extra enjoyable for me, I felt protecting and was additionally re-calibrating and studying. The notion of a film set is so totally different for somebody who hasn’t acted earlier than.”
She performs a lady in misery in a technocratic world, and explains, “I preferred the graph of my character and the dystopian setting the place a maya or phantasm takes over folks. The woman I painting is so reverse to Sanjith in a world that’s very trendy and I loved exploring the gray areas.”
Amala seconds Shruti’s view of bizarre tales reaching the viewers: “I used to get disillusioned and harm if my work didn’t attain folks. Typically you get judged for doing one thing that individuals are not prepared for.”
A working example is her Tamil film Aadai. “It was a flop in theatres,” Amala concedes, including, “But it surely was acquired nicely on OTT. I acquired so many calls and suggestions. I’ve turn into wiser; it’s not solely essential to decide on a very good script nevertheless it has to succeed in folks. Digital is the area to experiment now.”
When she learn the story of Meera, she was shocked that it was a darker relationship story as in comparison with Nandini’s function movies that have been household dramas in happier zones. “I known as Nandini ma’am and we had a protracted dialog. I even requested her why she by no means acquired married. I hope she doesn’t kill me for revealing this — she informed me what she had noticed about marriage and households; it’s not all happiness. On this film, she needed to painting a few of her observations.”
Amala reckons she preferred how the story handled points akin to bodily abuse and marital rape. After filming Meera in October 2019, Amala acknowledged on Instagram that viewers can anticipate Nandini Reddy 2.0. “She confirmed the film to a few of her buddies who stated Meera is in contrast to a Nandini film. As soon as the film is out, I suppose folks will attribute it to my impact on Nandini. We had a lot enjoyable; possibly the BTS (behind the scenes) footage will present how a lot we loved making the film,” Amala says with a hearty giggle.
Performing in Pinky, during which Sankalp trusts the viewers to attach the dots and draw their very own interpretations, Eesha says: “You don’t get many tales exploring the lady’s standpoint in mainstream cinema. Throughout the lockdown, extra folks acquired uncovered to quite a lot of content material and are welcomingunusual tales. I’m blissful to have been a part of an anthology that includes robust girls characters.”
Within the relationship drama the place the subtexts get revealed slowly, Eesha portrays a personality with shades of jealousy and possessiveness: “I might perceive Pinky’s struggles and her disappointment. I used to be shocked that Sankalp might see a lot in Pinky and translating these feelings on display was difficult and emotionally draining. But it surely all paid off ultimately. We hear of such real-life tales however we don’t know what the ladies undergo.”
The brand new child on the block is Saanve who had auditioned for a smaller half in Ramula however landed the titular position. She speaks a rural Telangana dialect and performs a feisty and but susceptible character.
Saanve displays, “I’m fortunate to get such a chance as a newcomer and work with an exceptional director (Tharun Bhascker).” The director, in flip, had recommended her stating that she plunged headlong into a troublesome scene on day one, and the power on set was a minimum of when he had directed Vijay Deverakonda or Vishwak Sen of their preliminary tasks with him.
She had a number of scenes with Lakshmi Manchu, who performs a politician. Saanve says she was in awe of Lakshmi. She hadn’t interacted together with her earlier and watching Lakshmi carry out, Saanve pushed herself to do higher: “The dialog between our characters was so essential to the story,” she says, referring to the way it adjustments the course of issues for Ramula.