It looks like T-town’s young actors are in the mood for romance. And it has got nothing to do with V-Day. After bashing up baddies, T-town’s Gen Next stars are looking for reel love. Despite a host of romantic duds last year, the new age heartthrobs seem geared up to woo the audience with their romantic films.
Ram Charan Tej and Genelia pair up for an untitled love story, Naga Chaitanya cosies up with debutante Samantha in Em Maayaa Chesave, Varun Sandesh is doing Marocharitra, Prabhas is romancing Kaajal in an untitled flick while Ram will find his reel match in debutante Priya Anand in Hare Rama Hare Krishna.
The first love story to hit the marquee is Emmayaa Chesavo. “It’s a feel-good romance directed by Gautham Menon. Instead of routine duets, some songs will be played in the background to pep up the romantic mood,” says Chaitanya. Bollywood cinematographer-turned-director Ravi Yadav shared a unique experience while remaking the yesteryear classic Maro Charitra. “It’s an intense love story with a classic touch. The film’s also visually pleasing and our lead pair has done a fabulous job to make the romance seem real,” he adds.
Ram Charan who’s wooing Genelia for the first time on screen, says, “Our film’s got three main characters and is all about the agonies and ecstasies of first love.”Action hero Prabhas also seems to have been bitten by the love bug and is doing “a simple romance high on melodrama and great music,” says director Karunakaran.
Manoj who tasted moderate success with the rom-com Prayanam last year, returns as a lover boy in Bindass. “It’s a perfect love story but we blended comedy to make it a wholesome entertainer,” says Kishore, the film’s producer. The other young actors who are all set to fall in love on screen are: Tarun-Vimala (CACA), Sharwanand-Padmapriya (Andharibanduvayya), Tanish-Madhurima (Mounaragam) and Nikhil-Swetha Basu (Kalavar King).
Undeterred by last year’s poor show of reel love stories and the not-so-impressive response for this year’s romantic film Seetharamula Kalyanam, T-town filmmakers seem determined to revive the trend. Why’s that? “Love stories are safe bets provided they have a unique plot and a refreshing narrative. Arya 2 was received well and I’m wrapping up my new romantic film Chalaki,” says Aditya Babu, producer-turned-actor. Can 35mm romances stir the BO again? The verdict is still not out on this one! (TNN)