Solo, the Dulquer Salmaan-starrer anthology movie, has hit theatres across India on October 5. The movie also had a worldwide premiere in the presence of its cast and crew at the Galleria Cinema in Dubai.
The highly anticipated movie will mark the Malayalam debut of the noted filmmaker Bejoy Nambiar. The movie is an anthology flick, which consists of four stories. The stories are reportedly based on four elements of nature - fire, water, wind and air. Dulquer plays a geek, an army guy, a hippie and an ordinary guy in the movie.
While the Malayalam version received U certificate from the censor board and has a running time of 2 hours 34 minutes, the Tamil version has been certified U/A and runs for 2 hours 32 minutes.
This is what Dulquer Salmaan posted on his Facebook timeline, "A year to just film it. The sheer effort behind it is incomparable to anything I've done before. Bejoy's (Nambiar) baby through and through and I got the opportunity to work with some of the most amazing actors in the country. A film I will always cherish and be proud of. We hope this pushes boundaries and encourages audiences to try all kinds of cinema at the movies! Cannot wait for all of you to watch it and share your feedback and reactions to it. Lots of love to everyone of you and do watch it only in theatres. #Solo in theatres today worldwide in Malayalam & Tamil! [sic]."
Dulquer is essaying the lead role in all the four stories, while all of them feature different female leads and supporting actors like Dino Morea, Sathish, Soubin Shahir, Manoj K Jayan, Nassar, Suhasini Mani Ratnam, R Parthiepan, John Vijay, Prakash Belawadi, Qaushiq Mukherjee, Siddharth Menon and Govind Menon.
According to social media response, Solo begins with the 'world of Shekhar', who falls in love with blind dancer Radhika, played by Kabali-fame Dhansika. In the 'world of Rudra', Dulquer plays an Indian Army officer Lt. Rudra Ramachandran opposite Neha Sharma.
In the third avatar, DQ appears as a goon named Siva opposite Sruthi Hariharan. Trilok is the other character of DQ, paired opposite Arthi Venkatesh.