Narappa: 'Asuran' in Telugu; Venkatesh, Priyamani in lead

Narappa: 'Asuran' in Telugu; Venkatesh, Priyamani in lead

Agency News

Dhanush-Vetrimaaran's Asuran to be remade in Telugu as ‘Naarappa’ and Venkatesh Daggubatti and Priyamani will play the lead roles.

The film went on floors on Tuesday and the actor has shared his look from the film, which has now gone viral on social media. Director Sreekanth Addala who is known for films like Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu and Brahmotsavam will be directing Venkatesh again in this Telugu remake.

The first schedule will last for 30 days and the second schedule will begin in Hyderabad later. The film is expected to be shot across a span of 130 days. According to reports, the film might be loosely based on the Karamchedu massacre which happened in 1985. A conflict between Dalits and Kamma landlords resulted in the killings of six Dalits.

The makers plan to rope in Priyamani to Manju Warrier's role. Earlier, there were reports that Shriya Saran is likely to play Manju Warrier’s role. Mani Sharma will be composing music, Shyam K Naidu will handle cinematography, and Marthand K Venkatesh will edit.

Peter Hein has been roped in for stunts. The film is being bankrolled by Suresh Babu along with original producer Kalaipuli S Thanu under Suresh Productions and V Creations, respectively.

Asuran which was directed by Vetrimaaran was a thrilling-bloodied war against caste and received rave reviews upon release. The film became Dhanush's first film to reach the Rs 100 crore market.