/Karthi’s Khaidi emerges a blockbuster for this Diwali

Karthi’s Khaidi emerges a blockbuster for this Diwali

The thriller Khaidi directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, produced by SR Prakash Babu, SR Prabhu, Thiruppur Vivek under DreamWarrior Pictures banner had released worldwide on October 25…

Sri Sathya Sai Arts KK Radha Mohan had distributed Khaidi in Telugu states. The film is running with superb collections all-over with a terrific response from the audience. On this occasion, KK Radha Mohan interacted with media at Prasad Labs, Hyderabad.

Sri Sathya Sai Arts KK Radha Mohan said, ” The audiences have received Khaidi very well. Thanks to Karthi for accepting and doing such a different film and also to Producers Prakash Babu, Prabhu, Vivek for giving me this opportunity to release the film in Telugu states. I am elated as the film has not only received good ratings but is also getting superb mouth talk. Khaidi is the gift the audiences have given to our banner after Bengal Tiger.”

“Director Lokesh Kanagaraj must be appreciated for his efforts for engaging the audience for 2 hours 20 mins with his narration even without songs and heroine. This is only his second film. His first film ‘Nagaram’ also runs in the night backdrop. hough the entire film runs in a span of four hours in a night, He managed to maintain the curiosity among the audiences right from the start to the end. ‘Khaidi’ got rave reviews. I am receiving congratulatory calls from our distributors. ‘Khaidi’ is a cult blockbuster given to us by the audience for this Diwali.”

Radhamohan, producer and distributor

What was your initial response to the story?

Coming to the story I know that the story will take place in a span of four hours in a night. This is a dark night film but, the hero and producers were very confident about the film. Lokesh’s first movie ‘Nagaram’ scored a good success and his next film is with Vijay. These indicate that the director is immensely talented. The audience also showing interest in a new kind of films. They are accepting films with new content. Keeping all these things in mind, I released the film in both Telugu states.

How did you feel after watching the film?

I watched the film recently at RK Cineplex. The film has a very simple thread but our director handled it perfectly. The film is even 20 % better than what we expected. Audiences are enjoying by clapping and whistling even in multiplexes. Telugu dubbing which is in perfect sync also became a plus point for this film.

What is Karthi’s reaction after the release of the film?

During the pre-release event, Karthi garu confidently said that ‘Films like this should be within 2 hours of run-time but this film which has a duration of 2 hours 20 minutes will thrill the audience’. His words became true after the film’s release. He shared his happiness during his interaction with the audience today.

How is the response to the film in Tamil Nadu?

The film has a very good response in Tamil too. The audience is completely enjoying the film. The film became a huge success there.

Will there be a sequel to Khaidi?

Recently when I asked Karthi garu about the same, he said that they will decide after seeing the result of the film. A few moments back, Lokesh Kangaraj has tweeted that’ Dilli Is Ging To Come Back’.

How is the response from the distributors?

Distributors are very confident in this film right from the beginning. Their belief became true today as the film is getting superb response all-over. All area distributors are very happy about the result.

You produce films in your banner. What is the reason for releasing Tamil films too in your banner?

I used to stay abroad and occasionally came here to look after the production works. We completely shifted to India last year. We are making a film on our banner. As we wanted to release good films in Telugu, we got this chance to release this film. I will continue to release good content-oriented films through my banner.

You released Suriya, Karthi’s films in Telugu in your banner. Will you do straight films with them?

Both of them are busy with their projects. I will definitely do films with them if I find good subject and apt director for it.

Will you continue producing content-based films in Sri Sathya Sai Arts banner?

Our ‘Adhinetha’ was made with a good message. Emaindi Ee Vela was also based on a contemporary issue. Bengal Tiger and Pantham were also message-oriented films. Cinema is a very big media. We can change at least 10% of the audience by making strong message oriented films. I will try to make such films in my banner. We are developing some stories. ‘We will begin our next film after the completion of ‘Orey Bujjiga’.

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Srivathsan Nadadhur is an engineer-turned-journalist who has contributed reports for leading media publications like The Hindu, Times of India, Deccan Chronicle, The News Minute and Deccan Herald. He primarily writes on entertainment, art, culture and technology. When he's not working, he can be spotted at a movie premiere, reading a novel or writing poems.