Pradeep Varma Talks About His Dream Venture 'Urvi' In Exclusive Interview To FiLMiBEE

by February 16, 2017 0 comments
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Pradeep Varma (the son of well known painter BKS Varma), a name familiar to every short film lover because of his stunning debut award winning acclaimed short 'Chakori'.

The talented director has stepped into the main stream of film making through 'Urvi' which has already created lots of expectations in Kannada Film Industry because of many reasons. The released official trailer is trending everywhere with stunning response from celebrities to common people. The trailer promises that 'Urvi' will take our Kannada Film Industry to the next level with respect to all departments.

Pradeep is gearing up for the release of 'Urvi' by first or second week of March. He has shared some interesting facts about 'Urvi' with FiLMiBEE which you must go through to get a clear picture on what 'Urvi' is all about & why you must watch 'Urvi'...

Interviewed & Written By Shraman Jain | Chief Editor : Harish Mallya

• From the short-film 'Chakori' to 'Urvi', how has the journey been ?

Actually, I had started short films just for the reason to check if I'm capable to direct a movie by experimenting on myself before doing it on my producers. Later on, it turned out to be an amazing experience for me which gave me enough confidence to step into the main stream of the film making. Started off my career with Nagabharana sir, later on worked with Jayateertha sir, Upendra sir & Imran Sardariya, grabbed some experience & finally decided to start my own film & that's how Urvi started.

• What is Urvi all about ? & Why Urvi ?

Urvi is all about a women's oppression or depression that we all are witnessing. It's completely based on the present social scenario. In the film, I've tried to comprise the major problems of women that are getting globalized & have stressed upon a fact that ultimately we forget saying woman is someone whom we're because of. Also, I've represented women as mother of entire world, throughout the film.

Urvi means 'Kaali' which further means 'Dark'. Dark is the mother of light which gave birth to light. She is the only one who can give birth to light in future too. This is what I've explained in the film in a metaphoric way.

• So, Is it going to be a hard-hitting realistic fare ?

Yes! I've made the complete film based on real incidents that I've tried to deliver poetically. Why poetically because, if I try to bring those harsh realities on screen, people won't digest it. As a result, I've given poetic touch to those harsh realities, so that people will feel it, emotionally get attached to it & simultaneously will come to know that such incidents are happening around us.

• How were your preparations for Urvi ?

Six years back, I started to work on the script. Before starting the script work, while shooting for a film in Kolkata, me & my team had simply gone around Sonagachi (Kolkata) to witness the lifestyle of women living there. In that particular place, within 500 meters, there were around 32,000 women who were into prostitution, not because of their choice. Actually, It's the second biggest brothel in Asia apart from Thailand. In Sonagachi, there are women of age around 4 to 28, just to get exploited. The young girls living there don't have any idea about the outer world & believes the same things are happening there too. If any girl/woman living there fall sick, no one will bother about it & finally that girl/woman will end up with death. Even after the death, still no one will bother since they don't know the value of life when it comes to money. Similarly, there are lot many things happening in & around Sonagachi which have literally hurted me. After witnessing all these & talking to women there, a question arised within me, why we are outcasting the women living there? Why can't they be our sisters, advisors or someone who we really look upon to?

All these factors ignited a spark within me & made me to work upon the same story, had researched many things by visiting similar places, interacted with people living there & grabbed collective informations which is necessary for the script.

• What're the strongest factors of Urvi ?

'Women Can Stand Up', 'A Girl Is By Birth A Mother' & 'Stand Back & People Will Surely Fall Back' are the strongest factors of the film which I've tried to present infront of the audience in my own way by giving fine finishing.