Raj Tarun Rangula Ratnam Interview
We are all well aware of the fact that actor Sharwanand had won the 2017 Sankranthi race amid huge competition like Chiranjeevi and Balakrishna. Following the trend set by Prasthanam actor, Raj Tarun who made his debut with Uyyala Jampala in Tollywood has stood in the Sankranthi race 2018 and this time, his competitors are Pawan Kalyan, Surya, and Balakrishna. His latest offering Rangula Ratnam is all set to hit the screens in the festival season and as a part of promotional activities, he interacted with the media. Here are the insights:
Q. Why the makers of Rangula Ratnam released the first look poster and trailer suddenly without any announcement?
We want you all to get shocked (Laughs). Even before the shooting, we decided to promote this film, once it gets completed. So, we first released the poster and immediately trailer. We are happy that the trailer has been receiving a huge response.
Q. Will you be able to get success amongst huge competition?
Well, competition is quite common in TFI and every week two to three movies are getting released and for Sankranthi, many films are slated to hit the screens and Rangula Ratnam is one among them. Our film is a comedy and family entertainer and we are quite confident about the success. And one more thing, I am not at all a competition to Balayya and Chiranjeevi garu.
Q. The reason behind the title Rangula Ratnam?
We finalised the title, once the shooting kicked off. During the last schedule, we decided it as Rangula Ratnam and the whole team liked it.
Q. What we can expect from this movie?
It is a complete family entertainer and it has love story, mother sentiment and comedy as key factors. It is a perfect film for Sankranthi.
Q. About your character in Rangula Ratnam?
My role is just as a boy to next door. Unlike my previous movies, I will appear in a new avatar. I acted as a middle-class boy in it, who is very particular and selective about the things he chose in his life. One day he falls in love with a girl and what are the struggles he faced, due to the dominance of that girl forms the rest of the story.
Q. Few posters have drunk and drive concept, are you encashing the trending topic?
No, we designed it long ago and we don’t have any intention to encash these kind of issues for our movie promotions.
Q. Did Nagarjuna watched this movie?
I think so, but I am not sure about it.
Q. Will Rangula Ratnam replace Uyyala Jampala? Is it belong to same genre?
I am not particular about genres. If I like the story, I will accept it irrespective of the genres. Rangula Ratnam is a good story, so immediately I gave a nod to it.
Q. You wrote a song in this movie. Any plans to continue as lyricist in TFI?
No, nothing like that. Even before this, I wrote a song. I liked the tune and wrote it randomly. To become a lyricist, one should have a lot of knowledge and I don’t have it.
Q. What are your plans for 2018?
My year is going to get started with Rangula Ratnam and has plans to release three more films before the end of 2018. So, far I signed four projects and hoping that this year will give me a lot of success and happiness.