Sriram Raghavan opens up about Agastya Nanda starrer Ikkis; reveals about what went wrong with Merry Christmas, ‘Pleasing all is pleasing none…’

The Adhadhun director’s next will be the fictionalised drama Ikkis starring Agastya Nanda who was recently seen in The Archies. The director has now spoken about the film. Agastya will be playing the role of Arun Khetarpal.
Sriram Raghavan

MUMBAI: Sriram Raghavan is one of the most sought after and renowned filmmakers of the Hindi film industry. The Adhadhun director’s next will be the fictionalised drama Ikkis starring Agastya Nanda who was recently seen in The Archies. The director has now spoken about the film. Agastya will be playing the role of Arun Khetarpal.

Also Read- Wow! Director Sriram Raghavan Unveils Insights into Merry Christmas: Pinocchio Connection, Casting Choices, and More

The director opened up about being a director in today’s times revealing, “It is tougher to get your footfalls especially if you are doing a certain kind of film. But the advantage is if the movie really works, people will spread the word and do your marketing for free. That has also happened to me, so I am fine.”

He further added, “As long as my budgets are in check, I am realistic about the kind of film I am making, in my head I will know that this film is (safe). It depends also on actors, if it is a big star I am taking then the advantage of people coming to see the star is also the disadvantage of the star and the fans expecting the same kind of movie. I just have to know that ‘I am making this kind of a film and these many numbers of people would be interested’ and then you work backwards and try to make it viable.”

Speaking of what he learned from his Katrina Kaif starrer, Sriram said, “Not that I would change the film, but I was aware that some people would definitely find it slow. There are various things, some people, for example, didn’t like the climax but for me the climax was what I loved the most. But now I can’t help it and be like, ‘Some people didn’t like it so let me change it.’ Pleasing all is pleasing none. You have to go ahead with what you like and hope that enough people like it too, which they have. At least since it has come on Netflix, more people have watched it.

There they have the advantage of setting their own pace for the movie. I have watched a great film with five breaks! The filmmaker didn’t intend that but while watching maybe there was a doorbell or something. Even if you take these breaks, mentally you are consumed with the film. It is easy to do that but sometimes I am horrified to think that people can stop a film anytime, do something else and then get back.”

Speaking of his movie Ikkis, Sriram adds, “It is a story I really connected with and liked it. Parts of it are definitely very emotional, it also has battle sequences, action in the typical sense of the word. Hopefully we have tried and done it differently. It is a war film, and it is a drama. It was a break from the kind of movies I was doing, and I wanted that, so that the next time I am doing a thriller, I feel fresh. That there is no baggage.”

Ikkis is directed by Sriram Raghavan and produced by Dinesh Vijan.

Also Read- Did You Know! Director Sriram Raghavan Chooses Vijay Sethupathi Over Saif Ali Khan for Merry Christmas - Here's Why!

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