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Veetla Vishesham, the Tamil remake of Badhaai Ho, is a fun film, says Aparna Balamurali

Veetla Vishesham has RJ Balaji, Aparna Balamurali, Urvashi, Sathyaraj, and KPAC Lalitha in important roles roles

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Last Updated: 06.28 AM, Jun 12, 2022

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Veetla Vishesham, the Tamil remake of Badhaai Ho, is a fun film, says Aparna Balamurali
Aparna Balamurali; a still from Veetla Vishesham

Aparna Balamurali, who was cast opposite Suriya in Soorarai Pottru, directed by Sudha Kongara, is back to Tamil cinema with RJ Balaji’s upcoming Veetla Vishesham, the Tamil remake of Badhaai Ho. The film will hit the screens on June 17.

In Veetla Visesham, Aparna plays Sowmya, a girl-next-door character, which she holds dear to her heart. “I am glad to be a part of the film that deals with relationship values. I was jumping with excitement when I got to know I was going to play the female lead in the Tamil remake of Badhaai Ho. Our film will be talked about as much as the original in Hindi, which was a huge success!”

Aparna told Veetla Visesham would be a commercially-viable film, and how RJ Balaji and the team incorporated a few changes into the script, that will suit the sensibilities of the Tamil-speaking audience. "It's a fun film, and at the same time, has a message in it, which the audience will take back home."

Speaking about the roles of Sathyaraj and Urvashi, Aparna added that RJ Balaji had presented them beautifully. “Every character in Veetla Visesham has been etched out thoughtfully, and all of us had an amazing experience shooting for the film.”

Directed by RJ Balaji and NJ Saravanan, the film also has the late Malayalam actor KPAC Lalitha in a prominent role. “It is a huge blessing to have had her in Veetla Visesham. On the sets, she often told us that this was her best performance. Looking at her scenes now, I couldn't agree more.”

As someone who works in both Tamil and Malayalam cinema, Aparna says she's trying to figure out what the audience would want from her. “After Maheshinte Prathikaaram, Soorarai Pottru was a milestone for me. My subsequent choice of films won't let Soorarai Pottru down,” she told Cinema Express.

Juggling between Malayalam and Tamil, Aparna feels that the demands are different in each. For instance, she says she's more comfortable in Malayalam, perhaps because it’s her mother tongue. “Whereas in Tamil, even though I can speak the language, I’ve to first learn and understand my dialogues clearly. Only then will I get the modulation right,” she states.

Veetla Vishesham has Karthik Muthukumar as the cinematographer and Girishh Gopalakrishnan as the music director.

Selva RK is the editor. Veetla Vishesham is backed by Zee Studios and Boney Kapoor's Bayview Projects, in association with Romeo Pictures.

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