The official trailer of Nerkonda Paarvai, the Tamil remake of the Bollywood hit film Pink was released on Wednesday. This remake has Ajith reprising Amitabh Bachchan’s role as a lawyer while Shraddha plays his client Meera (Taapsee did the role in the Hindi film).
The trailer begins with what looks like a concert, followed by shots of a group of three men and another of three women. We then meet Ajith's character pointedly asking his client the question "Are you a virgin?". To this, his client replies, "No!". From here on, things gets intense as the courtroom drama unfolds with fiery questions posed by the lawyer and his client's outbursts.
Journalist Rangaraj Pandey who quit as Editor in Chief of Thanthi channel last year also makes an appearance in the trailer as the opposing counsel. The trailer includes a fight sequence with Ajith. The original did not have any such stunts and it appears that the makers have modified the narrative to cater to Ajith's fanbase.
Bollywood film Pink which released in 2016 is an intense courtroom drama that won appreciation from audiences and critics alike for its bold take on consent and violence against women. The film addressed what it means to be a single woman who is open about her sexuality in Indian society. Taapsee’s performance in the film as Minal Arora was appreciated by many.
The film’s Tamil remake is being produced by Boney Kapoor and directed by H Vinoth of Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru fame. The film will have Vidya Balan in a crucial role, and will also star Andrea Tariang and Abhirami Venkatachalam in important roles.
The original was directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury who received the National Film Award in 2008 for his Bengali film Antaheen. In addition to receiving critical acclaim, Pink was a box office success, too.
Pink won several awards including National Award for Best Film on Social Issues in 2017 and was also nominated for Best Asian Film in Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards the same year.
The Tamil film’s music is being composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja with Nirav Shah working on its cinematography and Gokul Chandran editing it. Officially launched on 14 December 2018, Nerkonda Parvai will release on August 10. It is being reported that the film might hit the screens in China later this year after its Indian theatrical release. According to reliable sources, the film will most likely release in China in November or December.