Aaha (Tamil,1997)

Produced by Goodnight Mohan of Shogun Films, it starred a new cast of actors in lead roles of the film. Music was by Deva and dialogues by ‘Crazy’ Mohan.

It was a fun film, a family entertrainer, set with in the backdrop of a typical Brahmin upper class family.

It’s portrays the growing generation gap between an old fashioned father and today’s modern youth. Throughout the film, the father’Pepsi’Parusuram, never comes to terms with his young son Sriram and keeps abusing him to be a good -for- nothing fellow. Sriram strangely also has a knack of being at the wrong  place at the wrong time, and may a time takes the blame of others on himself . Thus he makes his father hate him more.

In one such instance, Sriram takes his elder, Raghu’s serious blame upon himself and puts a brave face a tragedy to save his sister’s marriage. Parusuram who hated his youngest son so much transformers to love him, the most. He understand that behind the modern outlook of today’s youth there lies a heart of a good human being. Finally it becomes an eye opener for the father and the verge ofr college to reunite.

I received the best comment from Super star Rajnikant. He said, “Suresh, forget your films like Baasaha, Annamalai, Sathya and others. Aaha is your masterpiece”. He was so excited for me’….I would always cherish those words.Thank you Rajni Sir

Aaha (Telugu,1998)

During the making of Auto driver, Nagarjuna who saw the Tamil version of Aaha was so impressed that he decided to buy the rights of the film and produce it himself in Telugu.

This time it was Jagapathi Babu and Sanghvi with lovely music by Vande matharam’s, Srinivas.

The film was made with same energy as the tamil version and we all enjoyed it thoroughly. One shot which was one of its kind was brilliantly executed. There was a single shot of 10 mts i.e one full reel-one shot. We had rehearsed from morning and shot it in the evening. Everybody brilliantly executed scene, in front of and behind the camera!

The film did well. At many places it ran for more than 100 days. It was for this movie that many appreciated me for coming up with a contrasting  film form Baasha. An action film in Baasha to a family film in Aaha.