Another handsome boy of 6 feet plus from the family of Arjun Sarja has arrived! That is Pawan Teja cousin of Dhruv, Chiranjeevi Sarja coming in ‘Atharva’ with very good preparations.
Pawan Teja with sharp nose, eyes and well built has acted in over 25 plays from his pre university level of education and he sat before Arjun uncle before taking up the decision to jump in to cinema acting. Arjun Sarja in a recorded conversation stated that Pawan Teja his cousin is arriving at the right time with preparations. He has all qualities of a hero he mentioned besides blessing this tall and handsome actor Pawan Teja.
The Mysuru city known for art and culture was Pawan Teja learning place and he worked in Rangayana for one year and participated in national and international plays and gained confidence. He reduced his weight by 15 kilograms for three shades role in ‘Atharva’. He has fiery looks that is essential for a commercial hero. All the three shades are important says this youngster. He thanked the debut director Arun for making it very interesting in every shot for him. Even the blink of an eye he was taking care. He is so cautious says Pawan Teja. ‘Atharva’ is Sri Lakshmi Narasimha God name. While his cousins have banked on Lord Anjaneya, Pawan Teja is ardent fan of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha!
In a nutshell ‘Atharva; is about a people friend youngster. He falls in love with heroine a journalism student who is working on a social evil in her subject. The heroine revolt against hero because he represents the social evil. There is a very harsh tormentor, a honest official – how the track of hero and heroine travels is interesting part of the film.
The beautiful looking Sanam Shetty in her 14th film (she is in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam) says she is a Bengaluru Shetty and brought up here before going to films. She spoke a fluent Kannada and thanked her fortune for getting a parallel role to hero in the film with lot of stuff and substance. There was no hierarchy in the cinema team of ‘Atharva;. Arun is going to be director of tomorrow. I learnt how to be ‘Stubborn’ (Hata) from him. Of course it was for right reasons he explained. This ‘Atharva’ is very strong in every scene and songs are very melodious and not disappoint the audience in any way she declared.
After four short films Arun took up this first feature film direction. The film ‘Atharva’ is all about Life and Death. How the death happens after birth is essence of this film. He has shot for sixty five days starting in last October in Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Chickmagaluru, Mandya, Kanakapura and other locations.
Rakshay SV is co producer and Vinay Kumar was not present at the media meet. It has been three years project in discussion says Rakshay a Yakshagana performer. He has a private firm and son of retired RBI official son.
The debutant music director is Raghavendra. For one song he used to give 20 tunes for best selection. He has a duet, devotional, sorrow and melody song.
Yashwanth Shetty is trouble shooter for hero in this film. He is getting roles similar to Jwalantham. In his 14th film Yashwanth Shetty says Arun is very circumspect director. He knows what he wants and what we do is not to his liking. An actor is corrected with director like Arun he complimented.
‘Atharva’ is Mahasimha Movies. Thara, Rangayana Raghu, Dharmendra Urs, Suchindra Prasad, Sillilalli Srinivasa Gowda, Tommy Ravi, Nishanth, Chetan and others are in the cast.
Vijetha Krishna background score, Raju art, editing and assistant director AR Krishna, Santosh Mandinamane dialogues, Shiva Seena cinematography, Mohan dance add to the technical list.