Nagarjuna Akkineni’s recent release, Wild Dog that hit the cinemas on April 2 has been doing tremendously well at the box office. Garnering praises from the audience, the star has also earned praises from his colleague and close friend actor Chiranjeevi. The latter interacting with the media shared though he was not excited as the film is based on a true incident and had a preconceived notion of the movie. But unlike his assumptions, the film totally left him surprised as the film was high on adrenaline rush and thrills.
As reported in Indian Express, he said, “After watching Wild Dog, I felt I should share my thoughts with all of you about the movie. I think Wild Dog is a film that we should all be proud of. I wasn’t too excited about the film when it was under production as it is a story based on true incidents. I watched this movie yesterday thinking it would be bland and dry, given the type of story it was based on.”He continued, “It’s a tough task to sustain this kind of plot for two-and-a half hours as there are no songs, no comedy tracks or no romantic scenes, which the audience expects from a movie of Nagarjuna. But, to my surprise, the film was high on adrenaline and offered a lot of thrills.”
The senior actor also praised the director Ahishor Solomon for his conviction; he praised the director for making this film on a limited budget. He said, “I must appreciate the film’s director Ahishor Solomon for his conviction in making the movie. I must compliment him for making the film within a limited budget. It symbolizes how capable you are as a director.”
He also added and questioned why filmmakers in the regional territory are not producing films like Uri: The Surgical Strike that won tremendous accolades. He said, “When Uri: The Surgical Strike was released, it received tremendous response and bagged several prestigious awards. When I saw it (Uri), I was like, ‘why aren’t we able to produce films like Uri in Telugu? Are we stuck in a commercial trap?’” ALSO READ: Megastar Chiranjeevi’s Acharya Teaser Release, Soorarai Pottru Entering Oscars Race And More: This Week’s News From Down South
He also said he felt proud watching Nagarjuna in Wild Dog, praising the actor and movie he said, “But after watching Wild Dog, I felt proud of Nag, and yes, it is a movie that proved we (Telugu filmmakers) can also make the best movies based on true events. All the action episodes in the film truly looked on par with the international standards. As an Indian, I felt emotional and patriotic while watching it. I am very proud of Nagarjuna for accepting and coming up with a film like Wild Dog.”
During a press meet Chiranjeevi had also urged the audience to watch the movie, he also thanked the audience for embracing the movie after its release. He said, “I thank the audience for encouraging new content. Those who are yet to watch the film, please watch it. It gives an insight into how organizations such as NIA and RAW tackle threats against our nation. They are the unsung heroes. And, I am again complimenting Ahishor for coming up with a movie like Wild Dog and making the audience aware about how the investigation goes on when it comes to national security.” ALSO READ: Sonu Sood Revealed Why Chiranjeevi Refused To Hit Him During Film Shoot; Actor Prefers Hero’s Role Over Negative Roles
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