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Last Updated: 02.58 PM, Apr 03, 2023
When the trailer of Prajwal Devaraj’s Veeram came out, it was just over two minutes of action and more action, which left several audiences less than impressed. Several of them even took to social media to voice their displeasure. But with only days to go for the film’s theatrical release, Prajwal urges them not to judge the book (film) by its cover (trailer) and assures that it is actually quite the emotional ride.
“Action sequences and massy punch lines are a pre-requisite to draw maximum crowds to theatres and the trailer was cut keeping this audience in mind. Just because the trailer high on action does not mean that the entire film is like that. In fact, Veeram is actually high on emotions and will appeal to family audiences, especially women,” he reckons, adding that there is also a cute love story at the centre. “There is also a good comedy track,” he says.
The film, which is about a lower middle-class family, has Prajwal playing a die-hard Sahasa Simha Vishnuvardhan fan, a trait that he picks up from his sister, played by Shruthi. “The story revolves around how a family reacts to an issue and rallies together to tide it over. Srinagara Kitty plays my brother and Achyuth Kumar is my brother-in-law,” he says.
Prajwal says that the biggest affirmation that what the team set out to show will click with audiences came when his mother watched the film and could not hold back her tears in several of the emotional sequences. “Veeram is my 34th film, so my mother has seen a fair share of my movies. If, after all these years, my mother still gets emotional about a film, then I think we have done something right and this will strike a chord with audiences,” says Prajwal.