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Omar Lulu’s Oru Adaar Love that released for Valentine's Day in four languages - Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada - has garnered a lot of negative reviews, is going to have a new climax.
It was dubbed in Tamil with the same title, in Kannada as Kirik Love Story and in Telugu as Lover's Day.
The director told Asianet News that many who liked the movie had a problem with the climax. The new climax that is ten minutes long has been shot and the whole movie had been edited to keep it at the same duration. The newer version will be screened in theaters from Wednesday afternoon.
“The film had a realistic climax. But our audience is not able to take it. Many people called to say this opinion. The producer too opined that it could be reshot,” Omar told Asianet News.
The movie follows the life and times of a group of schoolmates who are best buddies. As they journey through the most memorable times of their lives, lasting friendships are forged and extraordinary tales of romance blossom.
Priya became an overnight celebrity after a small clip from her first appearance Malayalam film 'Oru Adaar Love' went viral earlier this year. Another girl Noorin Sheriff plays a more prominent role than Priya in the movie.
Omar said that it is the anger towards Priya that made some people "degrade" the movie even before its release.
Priya and Omar had run into controversy when various religious groups had raised objections against the song 'Manikya Malaraya Poovi' which showed the wink and the raising of the brow, for allegedly hurting Islamic sentiments. An FIR was filed against Priya and Omar at a Hyderabad police station, and a complaint was also filed in Maharashtra, following which the actor and the director moved the Supreme Court. The top court had, however, ruled in their favor and quashed the criminal proceedings.
Omar believes it is the same people who have given negative reviews to his movie. Even those who liked the movie couldn’t admit it because of his tragic climax, he claims. “The first two movies I made (Happy Wedding and Chunkzz) were full of comedy. From a man who has made such movies before, the audience does not expect a climax like this (in Oru Adaar Love).”
The edited version will also have Gopi Sunder's background score at several places in the film.