Prabhudheva's Wolf to be a hypnotic thriller
The film is expected to come to theatres in September
The teaser of Prabhudheva's 60th film titled Wolf was unveiled by the makers on social media recently. The film is directed by Vinoo Venkatesh, who previously made Cinderella.
Speaking about the film, Vinoo said, “Wolf can be expected to be a hypnotic thriller based on a cult practices and beliefs. Hypnotic thriller is a subgenre, just like slasher or horror thriller, common in the Hollywood. I thought it would be a new thing for our film industry.”
The director also added that Prabhudheva will be playing the role of an alcoholic writer who pens historic books. When asked about how he adapted the genre to Tamil cinema and brought in the aspects of occult, Vinoo explained, “While Western occult practices are commonly either Satanic or cannibalism, we have adapted to our nativity and witchcraft is no strange or new element for us. Even the practice of hexing is such as a localized concept and there will be a definite connect to our land.”
The shooting of Wolf has been completed and the post-productions have been wrapped up. The makers are looking for a theatrical release in September. Others part of the cast include Raai Laxmi, Anasuya Bharadwaj, Anju Kurian, Ramesh Thilak, Lollu Sabha Swaminathan, Avinash, Sujatha, among others. Laxmi, Anasuya and Anju will be playing sisters, while Ramesh Thilak will be portraying the role of Prabhudheva’s friend.
Technical crew of Wolf consists of Amrish scoring the music, with cinematography by Arul Vincent. Actors Vijay Sethupathi and Mugen Rao have sung for the film, the director revealed. Lawrence Kishore is the editor.
“Western films have explored this genre extensively. They are allowed to take in any free style and topic they want. We have not even started doing 10 percent of A-rated films Hollywood is doing, in terms of showing gore or content for adult audience,’ the director said when asked if he chose to do a film suiting the sensibilities of Indian audience and censor.
“There are a lot of genres which we are not allowed to take. So I have diluted the content and made a film which actually has to be made more raw and rustic. As an industry, we are yet to come to a place we can do concentrated film, in terms of culturally, ethically, and morally to adhere to censor rules,” Vinoo concludes.
Wolf will release in Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and Hindi.