Sai Dharam Tej’s solo Brathuke So Better (SBSB) is the first Telugu film to be released in theaters after the lockdown. Though circumstances seem grim, Dharam Tej is fairly confident that his new release will give the Telugu film industry, which is struggling after the pandemic, the much-needed boost.
Here are excerpts from Sai Dharam Tej’s interaction with the media.
Tell us about Solo Brathuke So Better.
The film tells us that our freedom and happiness are in our hands and that we should use them properly.
Does your character Virat follow the same philosophy?
In a way, Virat believes that our freedom is in our hands. How closely he follows his philosophy, what struggles he faces and how he overcomes them, forms the core of the story.
When did you say Solo Brathuke so better?
Solo Brathuke So Better offers young people and parents the prospect of marriage. Director Subbu mixed both elements well.
Solo Brathuke So Better is the first Telugu film to hit theaters after the lockdown. Do you consider it safe in terms of economic viability?
We are very confident about the content of the film. During the lockdown, we saw some thrillers release but not a real Telugu entertainer like Solo Brathuke So Better. It’s a movie that can be watched with family and friends in compliance with social distancing norms.
As an actor and part of the Telugu film industry, my responsibility towards cinema has increased. We’re trying our best to make this film reach audiences in a big way.
Tell us about your upcoming projects.
I am currently doing a film with director Deva Katta. I’m also working on a mystical thriller.