Sharwanand’s latest release, Mahanubhavudu, is about a man’s OCD for cleanliness and how he deals with people around who are not hygienic. Directed by Maruthi, Mahanubhavudu also features Mehreen Pirzada and has Sharwanand sporting a very different look, which he has not tried in his career before. Speaking to a leading daily, director Maruthi speaks about why Sharwanand was the right choice and the hidden message in the film.
“I have written the character, but it’s Sharwanand who has breathed in life to it. This is his best work yet, and the audience will find a new actor in Sharwa. Mahanubhavudu is the perfect film to watch with loved ones. We haven’t seen a good love story after Fidaa, and I think the love track between Sharwa and Mehreen in the film will match it,” a report in TOI quoted director Maruthi.
Speaking about why he chose cleanliness as a subject, Maruthi quips, “People seem to be getting increasingly obsessed with cleanliness. When we were kids, there wasn’t even a concept of paper napkin, and yet, we were sanitary. But now, people are prone to be obsessed with cleanliness and in the process, I feel that they’re losing out on emotions. When a loved one wants to cook for you and feed you by hand, you’re too busy wondering if their hands are clean and how they cooked the food. We’re missing out on love due to our obsession with hygiene.”
“The government is striving to create a clean India; and many kids are cleaning up roads but sadly a lot of ‘wise people’ are still continuing to litter and ruin the environment. I selected the cleanliness theme to show that it’s good to be clean, but everyone should strive for it. That’s one of the indirect messages in the film,” Maruthi adds further.