Hotstar Specials and Karthik Subbaraj’s Stone Bench Productions have collaborated for Hotstar special’s latest series Triples.
With the series getting premiered on Disney+ Hotstar VIP from 11 December onwards, the cast and crew of Triples interacted with press, media, and audiences. Here are some of the excerpts from the occasion.
Karthik Subbaraj, Producer, Stone Bench Productions, ‘Initially, it was Kalyan, who told me about the gist of the script written by Balaji.
Undoubtedly, all of us have been ardent fans of Crazy Mohan sir and the writing had lots of his influences. We would like to dedicate Triples as a dedication and tribute to Crazy Mohan sir. The basic idea itself was hilarious and we decided to get-go with materializing the project. Right from the beginning, all of us in the team had a positive vibe and I thoroughly enjoyed watching the final cut.
There’s a lot of humour and more romance. From Jai, Vani Bhojan, Madhuri, Rajkumar, Vivek Prasanna to Venkatesh sir, everyone has done excellent performance. I can assure you that Triples will be a worth watching series and a piece of good entertainment to watch with friends and family.’ Furthermore, he added, ‘We completed shooting the series even before the Lockdown, but the way, Charukesh processed postproduction work itself was a hilarious experience. I am sure, it will be a 100% rib-tickling comedy if made as a series.’
Actor Jai said, ‘Honestly speaking, working on Triples never seemed like shooting a web series. The whole process was even greater than filming a movie. The makers took scrutinizing efforts in nurturing the series even with the minute details and spent more time to get the perfection. I have come across many hearsays claiming that the web series would be completed in a short period, but my assumptions were proved wrong while working on this project. Friends have played a vital role in my personal life and I would ennoble them as my ‘Backbone’. So will be these friends (Rajkumar & Vivek Prasanna) in this series. I haven’t watched the series now and am as curious as watching the First Day First Show of my movies in theatres on 11 December Director Charukesh is a great filmmaker and he has filmed romantic portions and songs is brilliant.’
Actress Vani Bhojan said, ‘Working with Jai has been a great experience. Initially, I never expected that Jai would be such a great friend to work with. But his kind gesture made me feel comfortable on the sets. I feel blessed to have got a great opportunity to work in a web series like Triples. I have been too choosy about the scripts and this one is an amazing project. I have been a fan of Karthik Subbaraj sir’s works and it’s bliss to be a part of a project that has his brand involved. Director Charu has been so much helpful in nurturing my character even on minute expressions and it has yielded good results now.’
Director Charukesh, ‘We have come across varieties of comedies, especially from the 80s and 90s. Triples will be a clean comedy that has lots of innocence, where characters will be serious, but the audience will have rib-tickling moments watching them. This will be a decent entertainer treat for family audiences.’
On delineating the significance of the title Triples, the director adds, ‘Everything in the story premise has the element of Triples. Be it three friends, three female lead characters, three villains, and even the three problems as conflicts. We felt that this title will befittingly look suitable and zeroed in this.’