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Saturday, Nov 16, 2019

Solo is a very courageous film: Dulquer Salmaan

Directed by Bejoy Nambiar, Solo marks Dulquer Salmaan’s foray into southern film industry.

regional-movies Updated: Jul 28, 2017 20:42 IST

Press Trust of India
Dulquer Salmaan became a household name after he played Faizi, a young man who follows his passion to become a chef, in the 2012-starrer Ustad Hotel.
Dulquer Salmaan became a household name after he played Faizi, a young man who follows his passion to become a chef, in the 2012-starrer Ustad Hotel.

Actor Dulquer Salmaan has said his Tamil-Malayalam romantic thriller Solo was a hard film to make. “The audience, both in Malayalam and Tamil industry, are very accepting and encouraging. They give us the courage to do content-rich stories,” Dulquer told reporters here at the first look launch the movie.

“Solo is a very courageous film. Making an anthology series is not a simple task. We had to put in the effort of making four films. Solo has great visuals, great music and I am very lucky to be a part of this project,” he added.

The movie is directed by Bejoy Nambiar and marks his foray into southern film industry.

The 31-year-old actor said he has been lucky with the projects he has got so far in both Tamil and Malayalam.

Veteran filmmaker Mani Ratnam was also present at the event. While he gave Dulquer his big break with Ok Kanmani, Nambiar has worked as an assistant director with him. “Many thanks to Mani sir for being here. This is my third Tamil film and he has always been there for my film’s event. He launched the audio for my Tamil debut Vaayai Moodi Pesavum, he was the captain of the ship for OK Kanmani and for this film, he is here again. So as long as he’s here, my movies are safe,” Dulquer said.

Nambiar said Solo is his sincere effort to make a mark in Tamil and Malayalam film industries. “Solo is my first foray in the south. I won’t count ‘David’ because it was half dubbed and half shot as a bilingual. I count ‘Solo’ as my first film down south. This is my sincere attempt to break into both the markets. I want to stress on this fact that we have really made a bilingual.”

The 38-year-old director said that he and his lead actor have tried something unique in the film and they hope audiences will appreciate their effort.

Nambiar credited Ratnam for teaching him the nuances of filmmaking. “I’m here today because of Mani sir and I know he would hate me for saying this but I have learnt everything from him. He was there whenever we needed him. I just think I’m fortunate to have that level of access and relationship with him.”

Ratnam said he liked the first glimpse teaser and was looking forward to see the film.

Produced by Refex Entertainment in collaboration with Get Away Films, Solo also features Neha Sharma, Sruthi Hariharan, Arthi Venkatesh, Sai Dhansika as female leads.

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