The first look poster of Harish Kalyan starrer Dharala Prabhu is out now. Helmed by Yuddham Sharanam fame Krishna Marimuthu, the film is being bankrolled by Screen Scene Media Entertainment. Although the film marks the Tamil feature film debut for the director, he had previously directed a promo musical ‘The Mercury Song’ for director Karthik Subbaraj‘s Mercury in 2018. He was also a former assistant of director AL Vijay.
Harish Kalyan is seen to resemble Brahma, only to have babies clasping on to the fingers of his extra hands. While Brahma is believed to be the creator according to scriptures, Harish literally dons the cap of a ‘creator’.
Singer-music director Anirudh Ravichander took to Twitter to release the poster on Friday.
Happy to release the rocking First-look of #DharalaPrabhu
Best wishes to all my favourites @iamharishkalyan @TanyaHope_offl @krishnammuthu @selvakumarskdop @sidd_rao @nixyyyyyy @Pallavi_offl @editorKripa @kabilanchelliah @SonyMusicSouth @onlynikil
A @Screensceneoffl production pic.twitter.com/Qwp4bttlXc
— Anirudh Ravichander (@anirudhofficial) January 10, 2020
The film is an official remake of the Ayushmann Khurrana–Yami Gautam hit starrer Vicky Donor (2012). The story in itself was inspired by the 2011 Canadian movie Starbuck. Vicky Donor was a romantic comedy set against the backdrop of sperm donation and infertility and it won the National Film Award for ‘Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment’ at the 60th National Film Awards. It was also remade in Telugu as Naruda Donoruda starring actors Sumanth and Pallavi Subhash.
While Thadam fame Tanya Hope will be paired opposite Harish, actor-comedian Vivek has landed the role of the doctor (Annu Kapoor in the original). On the technical front, Selvakumar Sk is handling cinematography, Kripakaran is editing and Kamal is handling the production design. ‘Stunner’ Sam will be choreographing stunt, Yashwanth choreographing dance and Pallavi Singh on costumes. Subu and Sudarshan Narasimhan have penned the story of Dharala Prabhu. The makers have surprisingly not mentioned the name of the composer anywhere.
Speaking to Times Of India, director Krishna said, “While the original was a cross-cultural romance between a Punjabi boy and a Bengali girl, this one will be between a Tamil boy and a girl from Karnataka. Ayushmann Khurrana’s character was somewhat loud and boastful in the original, but here, Harish’s will be more grounded. He is a boy from a family hailing from Tanjore, and he is more subdued as a person. And while Ayushmann had a carefree attitude, Harish will be a more responsible guy… someone more sorted in life. Tanya’s character will be a woman of today — independent, confident, and self-supporting. Vivek sir’s character is one that explains a subject considered a taboo in our society to the audience and ensures that it is something that has to be discussed, so I’ve retained it as such”.
Watch ‘The Mercury Song’ here: