When you have actors like Daggubati Venkatesh and Priyamani in a film, expect nothing less than fireworks on-screen. Their Telugu action drama ‘Narappa’, which has premiered today (July 20), is an intense emotional ride that would have you hooked to the screen. The family drama infused with riveting action sequences is the official remake of National-Award winning Tamil film ‘Asuran’, which featured Dhanush and Manju Warrier.
Since the reports of this remake became official, fans have been eagerly waiting to watch Venkatesh in the menacing avatar. As the movie streams exclusively on Amazon Prime Video starting today, here are the five reasons that make ‘Narappa’ a must-watch.
Venkatesh is back after a hiatus
Venkatesh will be back to entertain his fans on-screen after a break of two years in the “most challenging role of his career”. His last two releases, ‘Venky Mama’ and ‘F2: Fun and Frustration’, were huge entertainers and fans are now waiting for him to create the same magic all over again. Well, this time he will be doing a lot of action as well.
Apart from Venkatesh, the film boasts a powerful cast of Priyamani, Nassar, Ammu Abhirami, Karthik Rathnam, Rajsekhar Aningi, Rao Ramesh and Rajeev Kanakala. Each of these actors has won hearts for their acting prowess and has many good films to their credit. Seeing them together in a movie on-screen that is high on drama and action will definitely be a treat for the viewers. You probably won’t be able to switch off till you finish the film.
Those who have seen the trailer of ‘Narappa’ will agree that the film has the potential to be as hard-hitting as ‘Asuran’ that bagged two National Awards for best film (in Tamil) and best actor. Venkatesh, too, who is no stranger to remakes, has previously earned accolades for his work in films like ‘Guru’ (Telugu remake of the Tamil film ‘Irudhi Suttru’) and ‘Gopala Gopala’ (a Telugu adaptation of the Hindi film ‘OMG: Oh My God!’). Interestingly, Venkatesh beautifully adds his own charm and feel to the character in the remake version, making it his own.
Venkatesh’s multiple looks
The film allows Venkatesh’s fans to see him in multiple avatars. On one side, he is seen as a broody, calm and a heavy-bearded old man, who just wants to live peacefully with his family, while in the flashback scenes we see a younger version of Venkatesh, a clean-shaven hot-blooded individual who is both a problem-maker and someone who stands for what is right. The actor gets into the skin of both the versions seamlessly.
A successful combination
After a successful outing, the 2013 release ‘Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu’, director Srikanth Adala and Venkatesh have teamed up yet again for ‘Narappa’. Both the films are centred on the importance of family values and how life experiences change the way we usually look at certain things. The duo is back after a gap of eight years and this time their signature flavours are intact.