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Mrunal Thakur: We have to know the viewers’s pulse higher

With Sita Ramam’s success proving that actioners aren’t the one draw at field workplace, Mrunal says the love story’s innocence resonated with viewers

Mrunal Thakur: We need to know the audience’s pulse better

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In a 12 months when most motion pictures have obtained a tepid response on the field workplace, Dulquer Salmaan and Mrunal Thakur’s Sita Ramam has emerged as an unlikely hit. The August 5 providing has not solely turn out to be Salmaan’s highest grosser up to now, however has additionally given Thakur a dream debut within the Telugu movie trade. She is elated by the efficiency of her romantic drama, which was launched in Hindi final week. “Good tales will at all times discover an viewers. Possibly the movies that they need to observe after reeling from the powerful two years are totally different — some could get pleasure from larger-than-life spectacles, others might have escapism. Sita Ramam is an harmless love story [with honest] feelings. I consider that’s why individuals have linked with the story,” smiles the main woman.

Sita Ramam marks her Telugu film debutSita Ramam marks her Telugu movie debut

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Going by the runaway success of Pushpa: The Rise (2021) and KGF: Chapter 2, one could possibly be led to consider that gore and motion enchantment to the viewers in the present day. However Hanu Raghavapudi’s directorial enterprise busts the notion that components fares are the one ticket to box-office magic. “There’s house for all types of films on the field workplace, and on OTT. You can not say that such-and-such film or such-and-such style will work. Again and again, we’ve seen [formula] movies not faring properly. The audiences know what they wish to watch, what they wish to make investments their time in. We have to know the viewers’s pulse higher proper now, and gauge what they wish to watch in a cinema vis-à-vis what they want to devour on-line.”

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What makes the love story refreshing is that it sees a lady exercising company — a mandatory departure from the south blockbusters that propagate poisonous masculinity. For Thakur, it’s personally essential to painting ladies who’ve a thoughts of their very own. “I really feel cinema influences mindsets. Cinema might typically encourage behaviour patterns, but it surely’s not the one medium. Information, what we learn and devour in any other case [also play a role]. So, one needs to be acutely aware of what’s being proven on display screen. Motion pictures have a accountability to nurture impressionable minds,” asserts the actor, who’s now wanting ahead to extra Telugu initiatives. 

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