Lal reveals why he did not dub for his role in Dhanush's Karnan

The film is streaming on Amazon Prime Video and is receiving good response

By Bhavana Sharma, May 17, 2021 09:30 IST

Karnan is streaming on Amazon Prime Video and it is receiving positive response from audiences. The Dhanush starrer, which is a Mari Selvaraj directorial talks about caste, and other traditional practices in villages in the countryside of India and how it affects families.
 
In this film, actor Lal plays a key role. Fans were super excited but he did not dub for his role and many have asked him why he did not.
 
Taking to social media, to address the same, he wrote, 'Many of you have been asking me as to why I have not lent my own voice for Yema Raja in Karnan. As you all know Karnan is set in the backdrop of Tirunelveli; the dialect of Tamil spoken in Tirunelveli is very different from the Tamil spoken in Chennai. Even in Malayalam, if one is asked to speak in Thrissur dialect, it often ends up being a mere imitation, and nothing close to how a native of Thrissur would speak.' (Sic)
 
He further added, 'Moreover Karnan is a movie in which the language and culture is of great importance and hence a unique dialect of the Tamil language has to be spoken to bring the character to a whole. Majority of the cast were locals themselves; there was a good chance that my dubbing would have stood out from the rest of them. As I did not want to give anything less than 100% for this movie, I was skeptical.'
 

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