Touted to be the last Telugu film of Nadigar Thilagam Sivaji Ganesan, Vishwanatha Nayakudu is all set to be released in Tamil. What’s more, the audience can listen to Sivaji’s own thundering voice in the Tamil version as well!
Producer Prasad, who’s releasing the film as Nagama Nayakar in Tamil, says, “Directed by veteran Dasari Narayana Rao, the film has Sivaji playing Nagama Nayakar, father of Vishwanatha Nayakar, a prominent courtier in Krishnadevaraya’s kingdom. The film did good business in Telugu when it released in the late 80s. The makers wanted to release it in Tamil as well, and got the Nadigar Thilagam to dub for himself. But due to certain reasons, the Tamil version didn’t see the light of the day then.”
He adds, “This is Sivaji’s last Telugu film for which he has dubbed himself, and this makes this flick a special one for his fans. We’ve colour-corrected the film, did the restoration and digitally enhanced it. His Karnan is smashing all BO records now, and I’m sure this film will also follow suit.”