Filmmaker Subbu Vedula talks about his new film ‘Bommala Koluvu’

Published: Updated on – 20:00, Thu – 21 April 22

Hyderabad: Although we hear many success stories, in practice it is not easy to give up a secure career to pursue your passion. Vizag-based Subbu Vedula was a vice president of an investment bank in New York, but realized his true passion lay in movies. He gave up his illustrious work and enrolled in New York University’s Tisch School of Arts.

Subbu’s interest in movies peaked when he got addicted to watching thrillers on OTT platforms. He first launched into writing and then gradually into directing. His favorite filmmaker is Night Shyamalan, and Subbu drew inspiration from the famed director to make edge-of-the-seat thrillers with “surprise elements.”

Shortened in 2020, Subbu released his first feature film titled “Raahu” starring Kriti Garg and AbeRaam Varma in the lead roles. The plot of the thriller film revolved around Bhanu (Garg) who suffers from conversion disorder, which temporarily blinds her from the sight of blood. She decides to marry her beau, despite her father’s disapproval due to his belief in astrology. ‘Raahu’ has been making waves in the industry and has even been nominated for SIIMA awards.

Come this Friday, Subbu’s second movie titled “Bommala Koluvu” is set to hit the screens. “This film is again a thriller and is set in the time of Covid. The story revolves around a girl who thinks her neighbor might be involved in a serious crime, but her boyfriend doesn’t buy into the argument. Then suddenly she disappears and he has to find out what happened to her. The film is very relevant and relatable and will make you wonder what you would be doing if you were in the main characters’ shoes,” shares Subbu, who also loves travel and photography.

Anirudh Ravichander’s cousin Hrishikesh was cast to play the lead role. Anirudh sang for a romantic duet in the film. Priyanka Sharma and Malavika Satheesan play the female leads in ‘Bommala Koluvu’. “I’m quite excited as the film’s release is approaching but I’m just as nervous as there are huge films currently playing in theaters. But then again, there’s always a risk factor for small films – whether in form pandemic or competition,” Subbu shared, adding that his next project with Regina Cassandra and JD Chakravarty is in post-production.

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