Darshan plays a blacksmith in 'Kaatera' and the film, in essence, is centred around how he leads a crusade against tyrants and landlords in rural Karnataka.
Challenging Star Darshan recently promised that his fans will get to see a side of him in 'Kaatera' that they haven't seen before and going by the trailer, it seems like he means every bit of it.
The makers of 'Kaatera' dropped the trailer earlier today amid a lot of anticipation as fans of the superstar were incredibly eager to get a glimpse of the film. Tharun Kishore Sudhir's previous collaboration with Darshan in 'Roberrt' was regarded as one of Darshan's finer performances in recent times and so, one expected 'Kaatera' to deliver just as much if not more. Well, rest assured, the duo looks in good form once again.
As seen in the trailer, Darshan plays a blacksmith in 'Kaatera' and the film, in essence, is centred around how he leads a crusade against tyrants and landlords in rural Karnataka. The setting is mid-1970s (1974 to be precise) so there's a certain "retro" or yesteryear flavour which largely is reflected in the cinematography and the costumes. The trailer also suggests that one will get to see Darshan Thoogudeepa, the "performer", in the film, meaning that he has managed to shed his superstar status quite effectively here.
Tharun Sudhir has stated previously that he was inspired by a real-life incident to make 'Kaatera'. It is apparent from the trailer that the film makes a strong case for the agrarian crisis, albeit in a manner that is commercial and quite "massy" in nature. Again, fans of Darshan can expect loads of action and whistle-worthy moments from the film.
The principal of 'Kaatera' also includes Aradhana Ram in her debut outing with Shruti, Kumar Govind, Jagapathi Babu, Avinash, Vijanath Biradar, Achyuth Kumar and others, too, playing crucial roles. V. Harikrishna has scored the music and Sudhakar S Raj has handled the cinematography. 'Kaatera' has been produced by Rockline Venkatesh.