A joint collaboration of Viacom 18, Mohan Pictures and Etaki Entertainments, actor Siddharth’s upcoming film co-starring Andreah Jeremiah, Gruham is ready for release. The horror flick, which sees Siddharth in a Telugu film after really long is set to release on November 3. And a press meet for the film was organised on Monday in Hyderabad. Siddharth was joined by actor Nani who was the evening’s chief guest, S.S. Thaman, the film’s music director Girish and director Milind Rau were spotted at the event where the trailer was released.
Speaking in this occasion, Siddharth said, “I love the horror genre. I love how these films don’t require a hero because the fear factor is itself the hero of the film. With a desire to come up with something new, we put in a lot of effort into the film. It’s not easy to do a horror flick. We showed the film to over 200 friends and tried to understand and rectify errors. You can imagine the work that went into it considering nearly four and a half years went into it. Girish has given great music and amazing background score. Milind and I love Ram Gopal Varma’s films. Him being the godfather of horror films, we loved Dhayyam and Bhoot. No other films have been able to reach that level. We hope our film will manage to do so. The kind of response that the ‘Mottam meere chesaru’ dialogue from Bommarillu got, I feel that will repeat with the film. The audiences will be thrilled with the film. Fear has no language and that’s why we are releasing this in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi. The Telugu industry always gave me a warm welcome. And so, a Telugu film might be a bit delayed but I won’t miss a chance to release a film here.”
Nani shared, “I was in Warangal shooting for MCA when I saw the trailer of a Tamil film called Aval and got really scared. Then two days later, Siddu sent the Telugu version of the same trailer to me. Milind has done an amazing job. It has been a long time since India has witnessed such a horror movie and I think it will leave a mark. After Dhayyam and Conjuring, a film that really scared me is Gruham. The film will be a sure shot hit.”
Director Milind Rau shared, “Siddharth and I joined Mani Ratnam sir as assistants at around the same time. Ours is a friendship of 16 years. I love the horror genre and always wanted to make a different film in that arena. And that’s why I toiled for 4 and a half years to come up with the script. We have tried to bring is several thrilling moments that the audience would never have seen before. The Telugu audience has always encouraged new directors. I hope I get a similar reception.”
S.S. Thaman shared, “Siddharth and I know each other since the time we co-starred in Boys and both of us have really come a long way since. His love for films is immense and that’s why he has had the rare opportunity to have co-started with several renowned actors in the country.” He added, “Girish has given good music. It’s not easy to scare people and doing so using music is a tough job and I think he has aced it. He will get a good recognition after the film and I hope it’s a hit.”
Music director Girish shared that he is excited to make his debut in Telugu. He shares, “Rahman garu has written great lyrics. I noticed how it has come out better than in Tamil. Milind gave me lot of freedom which pushed me to give my best.”