It needs lot of guts to quit cushy job in the United States and test his luck in regional cinema in India leaving his US citizenship aside. Director Deva Katta did it with ease. And what’s more? He didn’t take much time to make a splash in the Telugu film industry. His maiden film Vennela was super hit and was received well across the world by Telugus particularly youths. His second film Prasthanam too no different as it brought acclaim and accolades for him. Since then he never looked back. However, Deva failed for third time as his Autonagar Surya turned out to be damp squib.
After a hiatus, Deva Katta is coming back with Vishnu Manchu-starrer Dynamite. He is pinning high hopes on the remake of Tamil super hit Arima Nambi. Reminiscing of the genesis of Dynamite, Deva gets candid. “Initially I wasn’t interested to do a remake. I thought I wasn’t a game for remake. When Vishnu suggested me to watch Arima Nambi which was then super hit in Tamil, I was a bit reluctant. But watched the film for Vishnu. However, I changed my mind after watching the film. I was thinking to make a film on same lines and decided to be part of remake of Arima Nambi,” divulged Deva.
Adding further he said, “We did a lot of changes to the script to suit the tastes of Telugu audiences. We only took the premise of Arima Nambi and worked on the script extensively to give it a fresh look. The film has been shaped up well. It’s a good thriller with high tempo narrative.” However after finishing the movie, Deva Katta is elated for choosing the project and says Vishnu’s devil-may-care attitude would enthrall audiences. Featuring Vishnu Manchu and Pranitha Subash, Dyamite is slated for Sep 4 release. Deva is pinning high hopes on the film that it would bring him back the glory.