In a recent interview, Legendary director K.Viswanath had revealed that Young Tiger NTR had expressed his desire to act in the remake Kamal Hassan’s Sagara Sangamam and offered him dates whenever he is ready to make the movie.
Going in to the story, Sagara Sangamam which released in 1973 is considered as one of the greatest films ever made in Telugu. The movie is a heart touching story of an economically poor multi-talented dancer Balu, adept at Bharata Natyam, Kathakali, Kuchipudi etc. Jaya Pradha acted in the role of Madhavi, a rich girl who notices his talent and helps in getting him an opportunity to fulfill his dream to perform at an All-India level competition. As he is all set to realize his dream, his ageing mother passes away which denies the fulfillment of his dream. Slowly, he gets closer to Madhavi and the day he wishes to propose to her, he realises that she is already married and her husband left her. Now the husband wants to re-unite with her which forces him to sacrifice his love. Years pass by and he turns into a drunkard. Meanwhile Madhavi loses her husband. She comes to know of Balakrishna who the doctors say is going to die soon. So she takes care of his medical needs and requests Balakrishna to teach dance to her daughter. The movie ends with Madhavi’s daughter becoming a great dancer and the death of Balakrishna giving a message “There is no end to art”.
The movie is all about touching the subtle emotions of life and art. The acting skills displayed by Kamal Hassan are top notch. The Universal actor was then the only match to Music maestro Ilayaraja’s outstanding rerecording. And now can NTR fit in to Kamal’s boots? NTR is undoubtedly a great actor and it is already known that he is trained in classical dances but remaking a movie like Sagara Sangamam and delivering an impressive performance is totally difficult.