‘The Audience Should Tell Me How Oggarane Tastes’

Director-actor Prakash Rai was in the city to promote his film recently

Published: 26th May 2014 11:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th May 2014 11:30 AM   |  A+A-


“Prakash Rai is one actor who can be a father, a villain and an actor who can do anything on screen,” said Ravichandran, who missed his Mumbai trip to be with his long-time friend at the press meet of Prakash’s directorial film Oggarane that was held last Friday. This multi-talented personality has always given his best as an actor and director in every film that he has been a part of.

 Prakash in all enthusiasm gave a glimpse of his film Oggarane with the release of the trailer.

The trilingual film is a remake of the Malayalam hit Salt and Pepper, made in Kannada as Oggarane, in Tamil as Un Samayal Arayil and Ulavucharu Biriyani in Telugu. It will be released on June 6 with Dinakar Toogudeep taking the distribution rights for Karnataka.

 Today, when filmmakers struggle to release one film in one state, Prakash Rai is all set to release his film in three languages in three states simultaneously.

 “I have made a mark in all the three languages where the audiences have called me their own. If we can try to bring this sort of genre of films, which is universal, everyone of us can watch it at the same time. With this film in three different languages, I have applied my experience and knowledge of the respective cultures in the regions. It was an exhilarating experience for me. I am anxious to know how this will be accepted in all the three states,” he says.

 The trailer of Oggarane is a starter that will add a zing to the meal before the main course, says the actor. “It is very important to have a trailer, as it gives a sneak peak into what the film is all about. It shows which genre of film it is and what sort of visuals and emotions it will present. It will give an introduction to the actors who are part of the film. All these will only pique your curiosity. Watching a trailer is like going through the menu before you place the order,” he says.

 Prakash is happy with the outcome of Oggarane, and is now waiting for the audience’s reaction. “I have finished cooking and have washed all the vessels. The food is ready and I am about to serve it. Oggarane looks and smells good. It is time for the audience to tell me how it tastes,” he signs off.

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