Dennis Joseph, the screenwriter of the Mammootty-starrer ‘Day-nights’ was a big failure in his career. Dennis Joseph said that this was a much awaited film in Malayalam but it was a big failure.
When I was asked to remake the film in Telugu, I was told that I was planning to direct but that I did not want to direct a Telugu film in Telugu. In an interview with Dennis Joseph, Joshi said that he was afraid that he could do a late night Telugu project because he was afraid that he would be able to do just that.
The failure of the movie Days of Nights was incredible. But even though it failed, the offer to do the film in Telugu did not give me much confidence when the then producer Krishna Reddy suggested that I should direct it. What Joshi missed here was the tension of how I could direct a film at the time.
I tried to get the most out of it. I had to put up with it anyway, so I showed her a photo of a newcomer and asked if they would fit into this movie, but I refused. The heroine who showed me that day was Gautami, the superstar of South India. But then there was no such movie. Says Dennis Joseph.