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Mugilpete trailer: Introducing Manu in his most ‘commercial’ avatar yet in this love story

The Bharath S Navunda directorial is all set to release in theatres on November 19

Prathibha Joy
Nov 15, 2021
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Manu Ravichandran in Mugilpete

Manu Ravichandran is acutely aware of the criticism he received for his first two films. While his lean physique and Kannada diction were panned, there was also a lot of negative feedback about the subjects of Saheba and Brihaspati, both of which did not work well at the box office. “They were deemed not commercial enough for Crazy Star Ravichandran V’s son. While I have no regrets and stand by my choices, I have been looking at working on these weaknesses in my career. Mugilpete is the result of that effort and will be my most ‘commercial’ avatar yet,” says Manu.

Kayadu Lohar and Manu in Mugilpete

The film, says the actor, is a love story, in which he is paired with newbie Kayadu Lohar, and going by the trailer that was launched last evening, it appears that emotions run high in this action-packed drama. The film is the story of Manu as Raja, and the people around him, including his friends and family. In his new bulked-up and slightly bearded look, Manu has a more assertive screen presence and a more measured style of dialogue delivery, which he hopes will silence his critics. The actor, it would seem has also made sure that there is enough action and drama in this tale, making his next theatrical outing, a complete package. One the trailer's other highlights, of course, are funny man Sadhu Kokila's various get-ups in the film, which, the film team says is a record of sorts.

Manu Ravichandran and Kayadu Lohar in a still from the song

For Manu, Mugilpete is a relaunch of sorts and the actor, who, according to the trailer is taking on the Young Crazy Star moniker, has been working hard on all aspects of the film. For Mugilpete, he is not only the leading man, but had a finger in all departments of the film’s making. Going by the songs and now the trailer that have been released, it appears that his special interest in this film will pay off. Mugilpete releases in theatres on November 19.

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