Dulquer Salmaan’s Solo, a bilingual in Tamil and Malayalam, was an ambitious project. Directed by Bejoy Nambiar, the film was an anthology of four films based on the four elements of nature – Wind, Water, Fire, and Land.
Dulquer played four different roles in the movie and each role was completely different from the others. The four characters Shekar, Trilok, Rudra and Siva had him as an army man, a stammering musician, a revenge-seeking husband and a cold-blooded gangster.
Despite the film being a unique attempt, it failed to make the right impact among the critics and audiences following which it did not score well at the box office. And now, the filmmakers have released Solo’s Telugu version Athade. On the film’s release, Dulquer has posted on his social networking page: “I am really excited to announce the release of Solo, dubbed in Telugu as Athade. It’s amazing to see how our movies are going different places in different languages. Hope you enjoy it.”
The decision to release Solo in Telugu came after Dulquer’s last Telugu release Mahanati turned out to be a massive success. The star made his acting debut in Tollywood with this Savitri biopic in which he played the legendary actor Gemini Ganesan. His fans following among the Telugu speaking audiences did go up since then and the makers of Solo are trying to cash in on it. The Telugu version made it to the silver screens on June 22.
The film had a bevy of stars in the cast including Dulquer Salmaan, Dhanshika, Neha Sharma, Sruthi Hariharan, Arthi Venkatesh, Dino Morea, Manoj K Jayan, and Soubin Shahir. Solo was bankrolled by Abraham Mathew, Anil Jain and Bejoy Nambiar under the banners Getaway Films and Refex Entertainment.
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