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I was in a drenched look for 45 days: Dileep


Dileep is from Palakollu in West Godavari, his debut film Hora Hori is releasing tomorrow. On the eve of the release he tells Telugu360.com that he is here to stay in the Telugu film industry after a tough training by director Teja. “I did my Btech in Hyderabad. Since schooling I was interested in acting and took part in dance performances. During college days I told my parents about my inclination to learn acting and they said I must finish B.Tech first. Having done that I joined Satyanand’s training school at Vizag and responded to the audition call of Hora Hori.

Teja gave three tasks, and when I did that he on the spot said I was selected, he is my guru. This is just not about my dream being fulfilled, it is more than anything. Doing a debut film with Teja garu and with such a big banner and producer Damu garu is my fortune. My only focus is to give my best, we don’t have any personal issues so I was prepared for the tough training. He has a reputation of being strict with his artistes and I was prepared because whatever he says is in my best interest. We shot at Agumbe which is famous for king cobras, 15 to 20 feet reptiles would slide beside us while we were shooting. One day after lunch..I was required to climb a fence and jump and run and just when I was about to do that we spotted a huge snake moving there. Everyone warned me but Teja sir said action and I did it.

For one week I couldn’t walk as in another scene I should escape from the heroine’s house. I should jump from a tall wall but because of the incessant rain I skid and fell on my heel and it got twisted..but I continued to run. By the evening my foot got swollen, I went to the doctor and he said take rest for 15 days but I went ahead with the pain. The pain stopped after one month after shoot. From morning 6 to evening 6 and at a stretch for 45 days I was drenched, you will see me in a wet look. It was a great experience, after working in Teja sir’s film…I am confident of doing any film comfortably.”…Sunita Yalavarthi

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Koduri Kalyan Interview : It is a strange feeling and experience working with Teja


Koduri Kalyan, ever since his debut with Aithe hasn’t composed for multiple films in a row. He has never looked in a hurry, been selective about the people he works with and tries hard to bring in variety to his limited body of work. Knowing that melodies have been his strength all this while, he opines that whatever he produces in terms of music is because of a director’s persistence and their specific style. While Oohalu Gusagusalade and his sound supervision for Baahubali multiplied his reach recently, he surely feels Teja has given him enough scope to show his class for Hora Hori too, in an exclusive conversation with Telugu360.com

Your association with Teja...

This is the first time I have composed for Teja. A project started a few years back in 2008, but it didn’t materialise. He wanted me to compose music for two of his recent films but that too didn’t happen. It has actually been a five year travel with him and I’ve composed music for 8 of the songs in Hora Hori.

Too many songs isn’t it?

When the numbers exceed, I too sometimes feel that it is an overdose. You might have seen it in YVS Chowdhary’s films. This is the first time that compositions are more for a film. There will definitely be some kind of uneasiness but in YVS’s case, his films pick up with the songs.

On creative freedom…

It is a strange feeling and experience working with Teja. He either gives you an ode or makes you hear a line from some English song and asks if I can do something on those lines. One day, he calls and says to do something on Chacchipovalani Undi, a pure love song and that the word can be in the ending or in the beginning. He did not narrate any situation and wanted the song to be slow, very slow. P. Murthy had written the lyrics and had done a good job with simple words. Ultimately what a director wants is reflected in the work. When it comes to the creative part with Teja, it’s a cake walk. I would go to his office, sit across the table and compose it there itself. He never asked for alternative tunes but lyricists ni ekkuva himsa pettesthaadu.

Your favourite songs..

Na gundechachappudu, Chacchipovalani Undi, Nee ahhaha are my favourites. He told me only Chacchipovalainundi will be shot in rain but when he went to the location, he liked the scenario and added the rest in the last minute. He insisted that lyrics should be understandable to him first. I had enough time to work on the project. You will not find a repetitive feeling as each tune is different from the rest. Teja motivates you and provides a good platform for music directors to prove themselves. You will see the unique way his songs are picturised and notice the bhavam. If it is a hit, the music director benefits.

How is the background score?

Really good, the producer never praises but this time he was generous. Teja said the background score worked better than the music. I saw the film and recognised that 30 percent of his trademark is visible. It is an action love story in the making and with the style of picturisation, I could see traces of his old films but not to a great extent. It has a Karnataka backdrop and will be a breather for Teja.

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Hora Hori releasing on September 11th


Maverick movie maker Teja’s latest offering with his customary new casting, Hora Hori is all set to release on September 11th 2015. Hora Hori is in the last stages of its post production work and will be ready in time to hit the screens on September 11th. Audio of Hora Hori scored by Kalyani Malik is a hit among the audience and the trailer of the film piqued the interest of movie goers. Hora Hori is produced by KL Damodar Prasad and Teja jointly. Damodar Prasad is famous for his meaningful entertainers Anthakamundu Aa Tarvatha and Ala Modalaindi. Hora Hori has good buzz around it and sources say that picturization of songs is going to be the major highlight of the film.

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