The remake of the Tamil film Oh My Kadavule! has the late Power Star taking on Vijay Sethupathi’s role from the original
Last Updated: 05.52 AM, Jul 14, 2022
When the team of Darling Krishna’s upcoming film Lucky Man was casting for a pivotal role in the film, their joy knew no bounds when Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar agreed to do it. The extended cameo would, after all, require him to play ‘god’ in the Kannada remake of the Tamil film Oh My Kadavule!, a role that Vijay Sethupathi did in the original.
One of the highlights of the Kannada version, directed by Nagendra Prasad, the younger brother of choreographer-actor-director Prabhudeva, is a dance number featuring Puneeth. Joining him in this peppy choreographer by Jaani master is Prabhudeva. The film, we hear, is being prepared for an August theatrical release, although the makers are yet to announce a date. However, two days ago, on the occasion of Puneeth’s brother Shiva Rajkumar’s birthday, they revealed that the teaser of Lucky Man, which will give audiences a first glimpse of the late Power Star as god, will be released on July 25.
Lucky Man will now be the late Puneeth’s last commercial film outing, even if it is only in an extended cameo. When the actor passed away in October last year, he had not dubbed for this role, but the makers say that since most of his scenes were shot indoors, they have been able to record his voice and retain it in the movie.
Fans of the late actor are, of course, waiting to catch a glimpse of the actor on the big screen. Puneeth’s last commercial film as hero was James, which came out on his birthday this year. The makers of James have said that they will re-release it every year on his birthday as a tribute, but as far as fans are concerned, the heartbreaking truth is that after Lucky Man and then the wildlife docu-feature Gandhada Gudi, there will be no more ‘new’ content featuring Puneeth.