GV Prakash and Sam Anton talks about 'Darling'

The teaser of G.V. Prakash’s Darling is out and audiences can see the rugged look of the composer-actor in it. News of the music director turning actor came first when he started shooting for Pencil. And then, came Darling.

G V Prakash is betting big on his upcoming film Darling, which is the remake of the famous Telugu film Prema Katha Chitram. His performance has been already lauded by many who saw some segments of the horror-comedy.

G V Prakash

"I am so much elated to be a part of a film that brings two great producers of the industry. I happened to meet Gnanavel Raja sir and show him some of my portions in my other film Pencil. Quite impressed with what I had performed, he approached me for the remake of Telugu film Prema Katha Chitram. We have exerted our scrupulous efforts in delivering top-notch technical and narrative aspects. Offering a final product with a perfect class was our motto and now we're happy to see it achieved." Darling has Nikki Galrani in female lead with Karunaas, Bala Saravanan and Rajendran playing important roles.

Director Sam Anton

Debutant filmmaker Sam Anton says the composer has delivered a restrained performance in most parts of the film.

"He has mostly underplayed in the film. He shares the screen with an ensemble cast featuring two comedians, yet he ensured that he gets noticed through this subtle performance. He also didn't mind giving equal screen space to other actors as well," Anton told IANS.

"Darling" also features Nikki Galrani, Karunas and Bala Saravanan in important roles.

The film, most likely going to be Prakash's debut release, is the official remake of Telugu hit "Prema Katha Chitram". Prakash is also working in two other Tamil films - "Pencil" and "Trisha Illana Nayantara".

Anton credits Prakash's natural performance to his long association as a composer with popular Tamil filmmakers such as Vetrimaaran and A.L. Vijay.

"As an actor he knows his strengths and weaknesses. I think he's learned this by working closely with several filmmakers over the years. He never struggled to act. He also knows what will work and what won't with audiences," said Anton.

He says the remake will be technically superior to the original.

"'Darling' will be technically and musically better. Since it features Prakash in the lead role, we wanted it to be musically very different," he said.

"The Telugu version had the essence that worked in its favour, but we wanted the remake to be technically strong. We concentrated on the technical aspect a lot because we wanted it to be different from other horror comedies that are being made," he added.

To make "Darling" technically better, Anton clarifies that they "didn't concentrate too much on visual effects. But you will feel its impact in some places".

The film is jointly produced by Studio Green and Geetha Arts.


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