Prashanth Neel: Salaar Isn’t Ugramm Remake, It’s A KGF-Style Retelling

Salaar, the much-anticipated film directed by Prashanth Neel and starring Prabhas and Prithviraj Sukumaran, has been a subject of speculation regarding its connection to Neel’s debut film, Ugramm. In a recent interview, Prashanth Neel sheds light on the narrative approach of Salaar, clarifying that it is not a Ugramm remake but a re-telling of the story in the style of his blockbuster, KGF: Chapter 1.

Salaar: A Unique Retelling in KGF Style

 Director Prashanth Neel shares insights on Salaar, debunking Ugramm remake rumors.

In the interview with Kairam Vaashi, Neel emphasizes that Salaar is not a mere replication of Ugramm but a fresh interpretation of the storyline, infused with the scale and premise characteristic of the KGF series. Neel expresses his desire to fulfill a personal ambition of filling theaters for Ugramm, stating, “I don’t care if people say, this fellow can’t think beyond Ugramm and KGF. I’m doing it purely for myself. Salaar is something I’m doing for myself.”

Evolving Craft and Personal Satisfaction

Addressing the changes made to the original Ugramm storyline, Neel acknowledges the evolution in his skill set and understanding of drama since his debut film. Undeterred by potential criticism, he is content to create Salaar for personal satisfaction and is pleased that Prabhas and Prithviraj Sukumaran agreed to be part of the project.

Salaar’s Background: Ugramm and Beyond

For those unfamiliar with Ugramm, Prashanth Neel’s debut film released in 2014, Salaar’s narrative roots delve into the action thriller that revolves around an ex-gangster turned automobile mechanic. The film explores a cat-and-mouse chase that unveils the protagonist’s dark and gritty past life.

Salaar: A Star-Studded Action-Drama

 Director Prashanth Neel shares insights on Salaar, debunking Ugramm remake rumors.

Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire features Prabhas and Prithviraj Sukumaran in lead roles, supported by a stellar cast including Tinnu Anand, Shruti Haasan, Jagapathi Babu, Bobby Simha, and more. The film, described as an action-drama, centers around the emotional bonds shared between two best friends, offering a deeply rooted story in the terror lands of Khansaar.

Future Prospects and Discussions

While discussions about the future of Salaar are ongoing, Prithviraj Sukumaran, in an exclusive interview, mentions that a timeline is yet to be confirmed. The second part of the film is anticipated to be larger in scale than the first.

Salaar’s Blend of Two Worlds

Prashanth Neel envisions Salaar as a blend of the worlds from his previous films, catering to diverse audience sections. The director anticipates both praise and criticism for the film, emphasizing his commitment to creating a cinematic experience that satisfies his personal aspirations.

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