Priyamani is donning a heavyweight role again, this time for the bilingual horror-drama movie Charulatha. Being released in Kannada and Tamil, Charulatha is inspired by a Thai movie, Alone, about conjoined twins. Despite being a horror flick, Charulatha recently came out unscathed with a U certificate after being examined by the censor scissors. While the Tamil version has been given a clean chit, the Kannada movie is given a U/A certificate, urging parental guidance.
Priyamani is joined by the Malayalam actor Skanda and veteran actors Saranya Ponvannan and Seetha in Charulatha. The story is about the film's female protagonist and her somewhat evil conjoined twin. Being in the same body, issues like the relationship they share and the clash in personalities form the crux of the movie.
Charulatha's music is scored by Sundar C Babu and while the movie is produced by Ramesh and Dwarakeesh, it's distributed by Hansraj Saxena under his newly formed banner, SAX Pictures. Priyamani's performance is said to be the highlight of the movie.
Telugu and Malayalam versions are subsequently planned and Charulatha will be dubbed and released in both the languages.