Yogi Babu's Dharmaprabhu trailer is out and it is full of political references
The actor-comedian plays the lead role of Yama in the film
Be it Vinu Chakravarthy in Adhisaya Piravi or Goundamani in Lucky Man, Tamil actors playing the god of death, Yama, have created some of the best comedies in Tamil cinema. Following in their footsteps is Yogi Babu, the man with a long list of films under his belt, who is taking up the lead role of Yama in Dharmaprabhu. The trailer of the film has just dropped. And guess what? It is full of political references.
We open with Chitraguptan (Ramesh Tilak) petitioning Lord Shiva (Naan Kadavul Rajendran) to stop dynasty politics. Then enters Yogi Babu who asks his dad to not make him go to work and to instead let him study further. But his request seems to not be granted as we then see Yogi Babu riding a motorcycle in the form of a buffalo, fully decked in ceremonial jewellery.
Yogi Babu's Yama has a dream — that of sending people who have committed sins to heaven and those who have committed virtues to hell. And it looks like it will reflect on Sam Jones and Janani Iyer. There are also nods to the late actor and satirist Cho, and godman Nithyananda, as well as famous political leaders.
The trailer continues the political satire with Rekha and Radha Ravi spoofing a famous dialogue by paraphrasing it. Yogi Babu then takes a jab at Hindi imposition, followed by a mock Game of Thrones-style table discussion with Ambedkar, Periyar, and Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, as well as his regular cohort.
Dharmaprabhu, written and directed by Muthukumaran, is scheduled for release next Friday (June 28).
Here's the full trailer: