Actor Priyamani calls herself a “hardened fan” of Manju Warrier and to step into her footwear in Narappa, which is the Telugu remake of Tamil hit Asuran, was a huge deal for her. “I am a big Manju ‘chechi’ fan. She is one of the finest actors we have in our country today. I have seen a lot of her films in Malayalam. And to see her in another language and portraying the character as effortlessly as always was a visual treat for me personally. Even if I had managed to perform 2 or 5 per cent of what she had done, I would be very happy,” Priyamani instructed indianexpress.com.
She additionally acknowledged that her efficiency will probably be in contrast with Manju’s. “As a fan, I can definitely say that there is no match for her. That said, I have brought my own touch to the character. The comparisons will be there. But, that’s okay,” she added. Narappa premiered on Amazon Prime Video on July 20.
Priyamani has performed the function known as Sundaramma, who is the spouse of Narappa, performed by Venkatesh within the movie. It is not the primary time she is enjoying a headstrong lady in a rural backdrop. However, she famous that her efficiency on this movie will probably be a form of a shock for the viewers of Telugu cinema. “It is for the first time, I am doing such a role in Telugu. I took up it as a challenge because the Telugu audience has not seen me in such a raw and rustic character before. I wanted to show my other side to them,” she added.
Filmmaker Srikanth Addala has written and directed the Telugu remake. While many might imagine doing a remake is a straightforward job, Priyamani argues in any other case. She properly identified retaining the curiosity of the viewers in a remake was the most important problem of all. “To capture the audience’s mind, which tends to wander away (from the movie) because they think they have already seen this and they know what this film is all about. To see that they get glued to the film is a big challenge,” she stated. And she stated the opposite problem was “to keep the essence of the movie the same.”
Srikanth has remained totally trustworthy to director Vetri Maaran’s imaginative and prescient for the fabric. Narappa is virtually a scene-by-scene remake of Asuran. “It is a challenge to remake a film, which everybody has seen. But, I still believe this film will be a new experience for people who have not seen the original,” Priyamani stated.
In Narappa, Venkatesh reprises the function that helped Dhanush bag his second National Award for appearing. “It will be a visual treat for hard-core Venky fans,” Priyamani promised.
Besides Venkatesh and Priyamani, the movie additionally stars Karthik Ratnam, Rao Ramesh, and Rajeev Kanakala amongst others.