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Hat Tip To Old Malayalam Joke In ‘Varane Avashyamundu’ Lost In Translation; Tamils Troll Cast And Crew


Tamil audiences have been trolling (and abusing) the cast and crew of Varane Avashyamundu misinterpreting a team’s hat tip to an old Malayalam joke.

There is a scene in the film where Suresh Gopi’s character Major Unnikrishnan calls his dog “Prabhakara”. It’s actually a tribute to Pattanapravesham a 1988 Malayalam film where Thilakan’s underworld don is shocked to learn that his friend ‘Prabhakaran’ won’t help him in a critical situation.

Tamils on social media think this is a reference to the late LTTE leader Prabhakaran and attacked Dulquer who stars in the film and Anoop Sathyan, the director. Anoop’s father Sathyan Anthikad is the director of Pattanapravesham. Despite multiple clarifications from the movie crew the attacks haven’t stopped.

Varane… is in fact set in Chennai and several characters speak Tamil. In a recent interview to Silverscreen India, Anoop had said, “Chennai is a city close to my heart. It has a cultural identity; a soul. I lived in Chennai while working at Wipro, and my twin brother, Akhil, is settled there. Also, Shobhana lives in Chennai. She preferred to work in films that were set in the city.”

Also read, Anoop Sathyan Interview: On The Success Of ‘Varane Aavashyamundu’, Upcoming Projects And Inspirations

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