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‘Mosagallu’ a cool crime thriller

Published: 4th Mar 2021 6:30 pm

Television host and actor Navdeep is now busy with a slew of programmes. But he always had the dilemma whether to go by his heart or simply accept whatever offers come his way, as he says, in a way, the upcoming crime thriller Mosagallu has come as a blessing.

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Navdeep plays a white-collared conman and when he spots new talent Manchu Vishnu, he plans to collaborate and spread his crime syndicate beyond new boundaries. “Vishnu, while playing and disposing of his honesty, dupes me along with his sister (Kajal Aggarwal).

The story is about a brother and sister who with a normal education and technological expertise, went on to give Americans shivers down the spine. How they pick the loopholes in the system to siphon off as much as $150 million.

Subsequently, their ego gets badly dented after getting duped by Indians who had no proper education. And how the Interpol (the international criminal police organisation) forms various teams to arrest them is the crux,” says Navdeep during the press briefing.

Based on a true story, Mosagallu was shot in English and Telugu languages simultaneously. “Mosagallu will give audiences some edge-of-the-seat moments. The entire film in the English version was shot with sync sound.

So I had the opportunity to closely work with director Jeffrey Gee Chin. A film that was made adopting all Hollywood practices, Mosagallu would not have been possible without the efforts and dedication of the technical team. It was a great experience,” he says.

Navdeep says this is the first he happened to work with Kajal Aggarwal in contrasting characters. “In Chandamama we were lead pair, I played a supporting role while she played a lead in Arya 2, and then came Badshah.

Now, Mosagallu is an altogether different story. Except for Sunil Shetty, all the characters in the movie are grey. It is a call centre scam — world wide Interpol’s biggest operation. And 150 million dollars are at stake.”

Navdeep sounds optimistic as there has been a lot of potential in the Telugu industry to tell stories. “I don’t stick to one character. How the cinema was perceived a decade ago was different from now.

OTT has come, new storytellers are popping up in every nook and corner. Gowtham SSC was always a memorable one. It landed a sea of opportunities and my career trajectory is a satisfactory one so far. But I want to reinvent myself every time,” he says.


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