The first look of Praana, the multilingual film made in Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi is out and has gone viral. On releasing the first look, film star Dulquer Salmaan said, “Wishing the wonderful VKP and dear Nithya the very best for their new multilingual film Pranaa! It's a brave attempt and in the tiniest tiniest way you might hear that I am part of it too.” Directed by VK Prakash, Praana is being produced by Suresh Raj, Praveen S Kumar and Anita Raj. The has been scripted by Rajesh Jayaraman with PC Sreeram doing the cinematography. Oscar winning sound engineer Resul Pookkutty is the sound designer while Louis Banks scores the music.
Nithya Menen, who plays the main lead in Praana, has not been seen in Malayalam for some time after her movie with Dulquer, 100 Days of Love. It was around the same time that Mani Ratnam’s movie OK Kanmani with the same lead pair had released. But she has been active in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada, appearing opposite Vijay in the 2017 film, Mersal. She had also been winning awards, including one for her role in Mersal.
Her intense look in the first look poster of Praana suggests that she has bagged a performance-oriented role yet again. It is an experimental film and the first in India to be made in the Surround Sync Sound format; thanks to the efforts of Resul Pookutty.
On doing the film, Nithya Menen had earlier told in an interview to the Times of India, “I connected immediately with Praana’s script which talks about a writer being able to write what she feels like and creatively interpret it. I believe freedom of expression is essential to have a healthy society.”
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