Valmiki is an honest remake of Jigathanda
It has been two years since we saw director Harish Shankar. It was Duvvada Jagannadham then and now he is back with Valmiki.
This film is a remake of Tamil film Jigarthanda. Harish was impressed by the work of Karthik Subbaraj, who directed the original. This director also made Petta.
He has not made big changes in this remake. It is already a great script there is nothing much to change says the director. He has worked in Varun Tej's character in Valmiki.
Pooja Hegde has a short role in this film. She comes in the second half. Her character gives an element of surprise in Valmiki.
Popular song Velluvochi Godaramma has been remixed. The director says that it is needed for the film. And it is not there for commercial reasons. The film is strong on content, he said.