February 22, 2024 12:32:18 booked.net

Prashanth Neel Shares Insights into Salaar: A Two-Part Epic Preceding KGF

In a recent interview, filmmaker Prashanth Neel discussed his upcoming film, Salaar Part One: The Ceasefire, revealing that the narrative is expansive enough to require two films. Unlike his previous work, KGF, which was not initially conceived as a two-part project, Salaar’s story is designed to unfold across two separate films.

Salaar’s Epic Narrative

Prashanth Neel emphasized that Salaar is a distinctive world with its own set of emotions and characters, cautioning audiences not to anticipate another KGF-like experience. He expressed his hope that people would appreciate Salaar for the narrative it establishes, noting that the film sets the tone from its very first scene. Considering cinema as the most accessible storytelling format in India, Neel aims to captivate audiences with Salaar.

Prabhas’ Fitting Persona

The lead role in Salaar is portrayed by Baahubali star Prabhas, whom Neel praised for his ability to convey both innocence and aggression. According to the director, Prabhas’ personality aligns perfectly with the character of Salaar, describing him as a “gentle giant.” Neel clarified that while KGF was not initially conceived as a two-part saga, Salaar’s narrative is so extensive that it could easily span a six-hour film.

Salaar’s Origins

Neel disclosed that Salaar was written before he embarked on the journey of creating KGF. He shared that even the audience would sense the narrative’s depth, signaling the potential for a second part with ample content.

About Salaar: The Ceasefire

Salaar: Part 1: The Ceasefire features Prabhas in the lead role and marks the first collaboration between director Prashanth Neel and the Baahubali star. The film’s ensemble cast includes Prithviraj Sukumaran, Shruti Haasan, and Jagapathi Babu. Scheduled for theatrical release on December 22, the movie will be available in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Hindi. Produced by Vijay Kiragandur’s Hombale Films, Salaar faces a box office clash with Rajkumar Hirani’s Dunki, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Vicky Kaushal, and Taapsee Pannu.