“THE 100” : An intriguing and interesting emotional action thriller from hero RK Sagar: Director Raghav Omkar Sasidhar
RK Sagar, known for memorable lead roles in popular TV serials 'Chakravakam' and 'Mogali Rekulu', returns to the big screen with a cop story titled 'The 100'. Sagar, honored with the Nandi TV Award for Best Actor, has transitioned from the realm of romantic comedies (as seen in his previous film, 'Shadi Mubarak') to embrace the challenges of an action thriller intertwined with emotions. Director Raghav Omkar Sasidhar, after making award-winning short films, including Nandi awards, is making his feature film debut with this quality movie. Director Sasidhar talks about the project at length.
“THE 100” is a perfectly fitting title for this film. The reason behind the title will become partially evident once the motion poster is unveiled. But complete clarity, however, will emerge only when you experience the movie.
I have many stories with me. I made attempts to approach some other hero. Since he was busy with his assignments, I couldn't go ahead. Around the same time, RK Sagar garu, whom I have known for many years, asked me if I had anything interesting. When I told him the story of 'The 100', he was intrigued. He told me he was waiting for a story of this sort. He had heard about a real-life story involving a cop. I incorporated that element into the story I had written.
Fans and audiences of RK Sagar garu have eagerly anticipated seeing him portray a police officer on the silver screen. Given his substantial fan following, 'The 100' is a fitting project. Despite previously portraying a cop on the small screen, his role as Vikranth in 'The 100' presents a distinct character. Sagar garu's on-screen physicality is bound to etch the character of IPS officer Vikranth into everyone's memory after this film. He has invested special care in dubbing for his character.
'The 100' is an emotional action thriller. Very few stories are a combination of emotions, family scenes and gripping thrills. While being realistic, the film is also commercial. It's a rare combination. This is a film everyone from kids to elders will like because of a pertinent point we have raised.
Shyam K Naidu garu is a senior-most cinematographer who has previously done many successful movies. His camera work is in tune with the mood of 'The 100'. The music is by Harshavardhan Rameshwar of 'Animal', 'Kabir Singh' and 'Arjun Reddy' fame. All four songs he has composed are amazing in 'The 100'. And his BGM has enhanced the feel.
Vijay Master and Dragon Prakash Master have composed the fights, which belong to a certain mood. The action blocks adhere to the story. Sagar garu worked hard as he loves action scenes.
My experience of working under Krishna Vamsi garu influenced me a lot in terms of approach and presentation. First, When you are telling a story, you have to convey something good and positive. Second, you have to try a variety of genres. I have developed my stories in such a way that the genres are not repeated. My award-winning indie/short films, 'Nannu Kshaminchandi', 'Laddu' and 'Omkaram', won hundreds of international awards and six Nandi Awards between them.
The movie will be released soon in theatres. The producers are looking for the right date. Once the date is locked, promotions will commence.
My next would be a socio-mythic fantasy. It will be a big-scale movie. Its producer will make the official announcement.