Harish Kalyan‘s Dharala Prabhu is the most recent Tamil film to join the list of overseas re-releases following the films of actors Ajith, Vijay, Suriya, and Jayam Ravi. Helmed by Yuddham Sharanam fame Krishna Marimuthu, the film will re-release in Malaysia at various Lotus Five Star (LFS) Cinemas’ screens across the country. The multiplex chain has also announced that the film will screen for free at all locations in an attempt to bring audiences to the screens after the Covid19 necessitated hiatus.
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Dharala Prabhu, the official remake of Ayushmann Khurrana–Yami Gautam starrer Vicky Donor (2012), featured Harish Kalyan and Tanya Hope in the lead roles. The romantic comedy was set against the backdrop of sperm donation and infertility much like the original but was modified to cater to South Indian audiences.
Dharala Prabhu that opened to positive reviews unfortunately managed to stay in theatres only for a period of three days owing to coronavirus-imposed lockdown. This affected the box office numbers for the makers of the romantic-drama who later took to Amazon Prime Video for the release of the film.
Apart from the lead actors and Vivek, RS Shivaji, Anupama Kumar, Aaditya TV fame Akalya Venkatesan, and Kumari Sachu also feature in significant roles. On the technical front, Selvakumar SK has handled cinematography, Kripakaran has edited and Kamal has handled the production design. ‘Stunner’ Sam has choreographed stunt, Yashwanth choreographed dance, and Pallavi Singh on costumes. Subu and Sudarshan Narasimhan have penned the story of Dharala Prabhu.
The film also has eight composers – Vivek Siva and Mervin J Solomon, Oorka The Band, Inno Genga, Sean Roldan, Bharath Shankar from the Oorka Band for a separate composition, Kaber Vasuki, Madley Blues, and Anirudh Ravichander.
Watch the trailer here.
Meanwhile, films like Dulquer Salmaan’s Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal, Tovino Thomas’s Forensic, Fahad Faasil’s Trance also saw re-releases in theatres in Dubai when they opened up for audiences in May. Bollywood films like Ranveer Singh’s Simmba and Ajay Devgn’s Golmaal Again have also been re-released in Fiji, Australia, and New Zealand. Gippy Grewal’s Punjabi film Ardaas Karaan also saw a re-release on June 25 in New Zealand.