A limited knowledge of Tamil, food poisoning, an inexperienced crew and numerous technical difficulties didn’t stop the Glass director from making his first film in India, only for it to release on VHS
Pelli Choopulu isn’t really a film that needs a remake. It’s urban, it’s young, it’s relatable and there’s little a new version can add to take the film to a new audience that you couldn’t already reach with a good subtitled version. Or so one thought.
It’s a film that becomes more relevant with each passing day, especially with meme makers of today. It’s also one of the films that pioneered the insensitive politician character and the ‘lollu’ it is now associated with
The first half of the film is like a notice board for unhappy husbands and boyfriends. Whereas the latter half, which goes downhill, has messages that are framed in the styles of those WhatsApp forwards that one deletes without reading