The much-awaited film ‘Saalar Part 1: Ceasefire’ directed by Prashant Neel is all set to hit the theaters on December 22. The film has been given an A certificate by the Censor Board, and the reason behind this is that its story contains many bloody wars and violent scenes. Meanwhile, before the release of the film, Prashanth Neel, Prabhas and Prithviraj Sukumaran sat down for a conversation with SS Rajamouli. Meanwhile, Prashant also gave his reaction on the film getting adult certificate.
Prithviraj Sukumaran, along with director Prashanth Neel and actor Prabhas, opened up about everything from the story and characters of ‘Salaar Part 1: Ceasefire’ to their roles. Despite the fictional land of Khansar being lawless and full of violence, Prashant said that the idea was primarily to tell the story of two childhood friends. He said, ‘This story is about Deva and Vardha, Salaar is basically a play.’
Prashanth Neel further added, ‘I have watched Telugu cinema over the years, and the violence in my film is less than that. The idea was never to make a film so violent that it would get an A rating. But the guidelines have changed and the censor board has asked me to make some cuts. When he said this, I became silent because I had not made any pornographic film. Violence is necessary in films. I was disappointed, but Prabhas told me it was okay.
Since the release of the promotional material of the film, many wondered if Prashant chose a similar color palette to ‘KGF’ for ‘Salaar’ as the films would be linked. However, the answer is an emphatic no. Prashant Neel said, ‘Salar has nothing to do with KGF. In fact, making them look alike wasn’t even a conscious choice.’ He added, ‘I just wanted to show how dark and gritty the world they live in is. It was only later that I realized how obsessed I was with monochrome.