Nagarjuna Akkineni-starrer Wild Dog will open in cinemas on April 2. Directed by Ahishor Solomon, it has been bankrolled by Niranjan Reddy and Anvesh Reddy underneath the banner Matinee Entertainments, and options Saiyami Kher, Dia Mirza, Ali Reza, Mayank Parakh, Prakash Sudarshan, Atul Kulkarni, and Anish Kuruvilla.
Ahead of the movie’s launch, Ahishor interacted with the media and revealed the efforts which went in for the mission to materialise. Excerpts:
How did Wild Dog materialise?
The story of Wild Dog was written after I learn a small information article and obtained impressed from it. The bomb blasts in Gokul Chat and Lumbini Park passed off in 2007. From then to 2015, our nation has witnessed a number of bomb blasts. The central authorities, who apprehended the involvement of ISI, assigned these instances to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). Consequently, they needed to conduct an undercover operation. By including some fictional parts to those episodes, we made Wild Dog. We took the cinematic liberty to be sure that it fits the style of the Telugu viewers. The movie thrills all of them the way in which.
What type of analysis went on for the film?
I researched about bomb blasts and NIA based mostly on inputs from my journalist buddies and folks, who’re residing in Mumbai and Bengaluru. We additionally developed the story based mostly on the inputs from the books obtainable within the public area.
How was it like collaborating with Nagarjuna Akkineni?
Nagarjuna encourages new administrators and unique tales lots. He is the primary individual to have finished movies resembling Shiva, Geethanjali, and Oopiri. That’s why I considered casting him in Wild Dog. After listening to the story, he agreed to be on board. I used to be a co-writer for Oopiri, and our rapport started there.
How did the capturing plans for the film go?
The movie majorly has a Nepal backdrop. First, we deliberate a schedule in Thailand, but it surely didn’t materialise as a result of COVID-19 induced lockdowns there. We had additionally finished a location recce in Sikkim, but it surely additionally didn’t materialise in accordance with our plans as a result of state-level lockdowns. But, when the COVID-19 impact was decreased, and permissions for the movie shootings had been introduced, the federal government of Himachal Pradesh loosened the restrictions. We went there to wrap up the filming as early as potential. To our shock, we obtained one of the best areas there. David Ismalone and Shyam Kaushal designed nice motion sequences, and Wild Dog goes to be a totally action-packed film.
Maharshi, for which you co-wrote the story, has received a nationwide movie award.
I’m glad to be part of the nationwide movie award-winning Maharshi. Vamshi Paidipally, Hari and I wrote the story collectively. Writing for Maharshi was an important problem for us because it needed to be a movie tailor-made in accordance with the star picture of Mahesh Babu and the imaginative and prescient of Vamshi, moreover being commercially viable with a message.