Filmmaker Harish Shankar, right from Mirchi to Gabbar Singh to Subrahmanyam For Sale and Duvvada Jagannadham, has exhibited a wacky sense of humour in his outings. And his latest film Valmiki, an official remake of Karthik Subburaj’s Jigarthanda, whose teaser released on Thursday, seems to be a promising addition to his filmography.
Interestingly, someone is looking at Jigarthanda from a completely different perspective five years after its release in Tamil. While Varun Tej reprises Bobby Simha’s role as a big-time goon in the film, Atharvaa Murali has stepped into the shoes of Siddharth as an aspirant filmmaker in the remake. Pooja Hegde is another big-time actress who’s part of Valmiki. From what the teaser looks like, it appears clear that the Telugu writers have made certain changes to suit the tastes of Telugu audiences.
The film has existed on a digital platform (Hotstar) and grown on film aficionados for so many years, who view it as a right blend of parallel and commercial cinema. Hotstar had done well to introduce the National award-winning film to so many cinema-enthusiasts and now it’s the turn of director Harish Shankar to capture their imagination again. And, there can’t be a better excuse than this to catch the original on Hotstar now.
Watch Jigarthanda here: https://www.hotstar.com/movies/jigarthanda/1000058059
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