Chennai, Nov.29 (COIN) Director Sailesh Kolanu, whose crime-thriller ‘Hit 2’ is scheduled to hit screens on December 2 this year, says that they have plans to make seven films under the popular franchise.
‘Hit 2’, which features actor Adivi Sesh in the lead, has been produced by actor Nani and Prashanthi Tipirneni under the banner Wall Poster Cinema.
Speaking at a pre-release event organised by the film unit, director Sailesh Kolanu said, “Rajamouli sir was the chief guest for the event we organised before the release of ‘Hit’ first case. He had then opined that we must have more films under the ‘Hit’ franchise.
“As you suggested, we are making a total of seven films under the ‘Hit’ franchise. I hope, Rajamouli sir will come for the next cases of ‘Hit’ as well.
“Theatres shut down just after two weeks after the release of ‘Hit’, and those who watched it on OTT opined that it should have been watched in theatres.
“I can’t reveal much about the content, but one thing I can tell you is that a number of emotional layers have been added to give you a wholesome experience.
“I wanted to make the script bigger. I wanted the universe to be bigger. The crime or the emotions should be on universal scale, as we go forward with new cases. If you liked ‘Hit’, you will like ‘Hit 2’ more. We have made the movie for a theatrical release. The visuals and the sound design are on a bigger scale.”
Speaking on the occasion, director S S Rajamouli said, “First of all, I would like to congratulate Nani, Prashanthi and Sailesh for making ‘Hit’ a franchise. As far as I know, it’s the first franchise in the crime thriller genre in India. The ‘Hit’ series has a separate fan base and the same can be observed on social media.
“I watched the film’s trailer and I liked it. I loved the BGM. I felt it’s fantastic when I watched the last sequence of Kodi Burra in the trailer. Like all of you, I’m also waiting eagerly to know who’s the villain.
“Creating interest throughout is the essence of the thriller genre and Sailesh has succeeded in doing so. All three of you (Nani, Prashanthi and Sailesh), ‘Hit 3’, ‘Hit 4’, ‘Hit 5’ and ‘Hit 6’ should come. It should come in the same season on the same date or same week, every year.
“We should have a HIT franchise every year, that is what I think should happen and it will happen. Technical values look grand and the actors performed well. Sesh and Meenakshi’s pairing look good on screen. This is going to be a quality product from Telugu cinema.”