Mahi V Raghav Talks About His Studio Plan In Rayalaseema!
Recently, there is a lot of fuss going on about the director getting a good chunk of land from YSRC Party.By: Tupaki Desk | 12 Feb 2024 1:30 PM GMT
Mahi V Raghav is one of talented directors in Tollywood. Known for his movies like 'Paathasaala' and 'Anando Brahma', the filmmaker gained a lot of fame through 'Yatra' which showcased the political journey of former Chief Minister YS Rajasekhar Reddy during 2004 elections. He recently made 'Yatra 2' as well and did a few web-series including 'Saithaan' and 'Save The Tigers'. Recently, there is a lot of fuss going on about the director getting a good chunk of land from YSRC Party.
Talking about it, the 'Village Lo Vinayakudu' maker said, “I have been working as a writer, producer, and director in the film industry for 16 years. I made my debut in films in 2008. I have established Moon Water Pictures and Three Autumn Leaves production houses. I am quite familiar as a Producer and Director in the industry. I have made films, 'Village Lo Vinayakudu', 'Kudirite Cuppu Coffee', ' Paathasala', 'Anando Brahma', ' Yatra', 'Siddha Lokam Ela Undi', 'Yatra 2' and web series, 'Save The Tigers' and 'Saithaan'. I was born and brought up in Madanapalle which is a part of the Rayalaseema Region. I have completed my studies also in my hometown.”
He added, “Rayalaseema Region doesn't have much importance in the film industry. No one shows interest in shooting films in this area. Among my projects, Anando Brahma and Save The Tigers were not filmed at Rayalaseema. I shot 'Paathasala', 'Yatra 2', 'Siddha Lokamela Undi', and 'And Saithaan' in the Rayalaseema Region. In the last two years, 'Saithaan', 'Yatra 2', and 'Siddha Lokamela Undi' were almost shot in Madanapalle and Kadapa areas only. I have sent 20 - 25 Crores over these three projects. The reason behind this is, I want to contribute to the place where I was born and brought up.”
He further said, “That's why I have spent my hard-earned money at my birthplace. By shooting films over there, locals will benefit as lodges, hotels, food, and juniors are needed while shooting these films. During this journey, I have decided to build a mini studio in Rayalaseema. I intend to help the local people with this studio. If my intention is not to develop and contribute to my region, I would have asked for a place to build a studio in Hyderabad or Vizag. Why would I want to build a studio at Madanapalle, which is considered a backward area. Those who have any common sense can think about this and can understand. I haven't asked for 50 or 100 acres for the sake of Studio construction. I wanted to build a mini studio on only 2 acres. It would be helpful to those who wanted to shoot a film or web series and also the locals benefit from these shoots. Basic amenities will be available to do shootings at this place. What is wrong with this? Those who don't want to do anything will never do.”
He concluded by saying, “During all these years, no one came forward from the industry for the betterment of Rayalaseema. No one came forward. You don't have any intention to do it and you also don't want anyone to step forward. A section of the media doesn't even think about this. Their favorable Government provided lands to their people wherever they asked. No one questions about this. But, they are doing ruckus when I want to build a mini studio on two acres in my area so that it would be helpful to local people."