Prashanth Neel's Khansaar has an array of small but important characters that are to be explored further in Part 2 'Shouryanga Parvam'
Prashanth Neel has weaved an intricate world named Khansaar in 'Salaar: Part 1 - Ceasefire' that brims with many enterprising characters. While the main players of this world, the likes of Deva (Prabhas), Varadharaja Mannar (Prithviraj Sukumaran) and others take centre stage, there's a wide array of "bit" players who have made strong impressions on the viewers.
And with the second instalment of the film, titled 'Salaar: Part 2 - Shouryanga Parvam' in the works, one does expect Prashanth Neel to explore a few key characters who could play significant roles in the development of the narrative. Here are four characters that are likely to feature more prominently in 'Salaar Part 2'.
The concluding moments of 'Salaar: Part 1 - Ceasefire' revealed that there's more to Bhaarava than meets the eye and the word 'Shouryanga' withholds his exact significance in the large scheme of things. The second part could potentially explore the equation that Deva and Bhaarava strike as fellow tribesmen so one could certainly expect Bobby Simha to play a prominent role in the film.
Obulamma is seen as the caretaker or the consigliere to Sriya Reddy's character Radha Rama in the film, but one gathers that there's a lot more to her that could be explored in 'Shouryanga Parvam'. One of the early scenes in 'Ceasefire' reveals that Obulamma has reached the top rungs of the political ladder in the present time, which means that she can wield a lot of power to get Rama what she wants. More importantly, she can pose a lot of trouble to Deva who has set off on a new mission.
Naveen Shankar's part in 'Ceasefire' mightn't be lengthy as far as screentime is concerned but there's enough of him to know that he is set to play a more prominent part in the second instalment. Pandit, the name of his character, is hired as the assassin whose brutal and cold ways of "getting rid" of opposers will most likely play a huge role in 'Shouryanga Parvam', especially when the Deva threat is looming larger than ever. It will definitely be interesting to see how Prashanth Neel employs this intriguing character.
Although senior Kannada actor Devaraj's character is limited in 'Ceasefire', a small but important scene in the film reveals that he joins forces with Rudra (played by Garuda Ram) in the mega ploy against Varadharaja Mannar. Om, the said character, is also Rudra and Radha Rama's "maama" or maternal uncle so could it be that he plays a crucial role in the coup?