Sudheer Varma is quite known for his outspokenness on copying or stealing films that he like. In fact, Sudheer is one filmmaker who openly gives credit to the directors from whom he stole the scenes. But one allegation has upset him.
“After Dohchay released, a few alleged that the film was copied from a short film Nau Do Gyarah. I was shocked. I didn’t even hear the name. Only after someone sent the reference, I seen the short film that was copied from BBC’s Tv series Hustle. Dohchay was also inspired from Hustle. Since not many know about Hustle, many thought, I copied from the short film which is not true at all. In my opinion, copying or inspiring are not different. Both are same,” says Sudheer whose next Keshava is also ‘inspired’ from several Hollywood films.
Ask Sudheer about rumours that Keshava is inspired from Crank? “No, not at all. Keshava has nothing to do with the Crank. Keshava has several inspirations. But there is no specific film from which the film is inspired from. Certainly, it is not Crank.”
Talking about Keshava, Sudheer shares, “The film is one of my best works till date. I’m quite confident on it. I believe, the film is going to be a career-turning film for Nikhil. It is his show completely. The film is slick with run-time of 1.56 hours.” Sudheer adds that the film’s cinematography and background score are going to be the two big assets which will take the film to the next level. He also credits producer Abhishek for not intervening in the making and providing necessary infrastructure, facilities on time.
On parting note, Sudheer declares that his next film with Sharwanand is going to be an action-thriller. This is expected to take off after Keshava is released on May 19.