Kaatera director Tharun Sudhir recalled Darshan's exceptional talent in performing action sequences, drawing a parallel with Thalapathy Vijay's dancing skills.
Director Tharun Sudhir appears to have struck gold again with his recent film Kaatera, featuring Kannada superstar Darshan in the protagonist's role. This marks the director's third consecutive project with Darshan, following the successes of Chowka (2017) and Roberrt (2021). Sudhir has expressed admiration for Darshan's remarkable skill in executing action sequences with minimal preparation, drawing parallels between Darshan's prowess in stunt sequences and Tamil superstar Thalapathy Vijay's exceptional dancing abilities.
In a recent press conference, Tharun Sudhir recalled Darshan's exceptional talent in performing action sequences, surpassing even the stunt coordinator's expectations. "I have heard about how Vijay sir would never do rehearsals for dance sequences. He sees the dance moves on the spot and goes for the take. I have seen the same with Darshan sir. He observes the stunt choreographers and immediately goes for the take without any rehearsals. And delivers a better performance than the stunt masters themselves," observed Tharun.
Tharun Sudhir is the son of the late seasoned Kannada actor Sudhir. He made his entry into the film industry as an actor in 2003 with Excuse Me. And he continued to pursue acting till 2014 before he gravitated towards directing. In 2017, he made his directorial debut with Chowka, which revolves around four rebellious youngsters taking on the corrupt system, where Darshan played a cameo role. His second directorial Roberrt headlined by Darshan became one of the highest-grossing films in Kannada in 2021. And he is all set to score another hit with Kaatera.
Kaatera opened in cinemas on December 29 to packed houses across Karnataka. According to the filmmakers, the movie raked in more than Rs 14 crore in Karnataka alone. Besides Darshan, the film also stars Aradhana Ram, Jagapathi Babu, Kumar Govind, Shruti, and Vaijanath Biradar.