I usually never ask anybody's opinions. Especially after all the trouble we went through to release the film I didn't respond to anybody's call or messages for the first 2 weeks post release. My school friends had also tried to reach me on Whatsapp and they were quite surprised that the story was very realistic while they expected it to be very movie-like.
There was no existing movie reference for the characters, scenes, costumes or music! This was consciously done to keep things real and to deviate it from a regular movie. Ram's character was inspired from a real life friend of mine while Janu's dressing style was inspired by my costume designer Subha's dressing style. Subha has been my friend since 1999 and I wanted Janu to dress exactly like her.