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The makers of upcoming Kannada movie Nagarahavu, which is also spelt as Nagarahaavu, have released the trailer of the film on the occasion of late Vishnuvardhan's birthday on Sunday, 18 September. [Watch the trailer of the film below]

The fans of Vishnuvardhan are celebrating his 66th birthday on Sunday and to make it a memorable day for them the makers released the trailer of Nagarahavu. While Ramya has done the role of a 120-feet snake, late star Vishnuvardhan will be seen as a 140-feet serpent in the multilingual project.

The trailer draws the viewers' attention with the high-end graphics. Especially, the portion of late Vishnuvardhan created through special effects have taken the audience by surprise. Without giving away anything about the storyline, the video has impressed the cine-goers.

Ramya, Vishnuvardhan, P Ravishankar and many others are seen in the trailer. Challenging Star Darshan, who has done a cameo, is also part of the clip. 

Nagarahavu stars Ramya and Diganth in the lead roles and Vishnuvardhan's portions have been created using special effects. The film has been simultaneously made in Tamil and Telugu with the titles – Shiva Nagam and Nagabharanam.

The teaser of Nagarahavu, which was released in May, was a visual wonder and the video had gone viral among Kannada cine goers. In fact many celebrities, including Tamil star Suriya, were impressed by the clip and expressed an interest to see how Vishnuvardhan was brought back to life through the special effects, which, according to many, might be a game changer.

Kodi Ramakrishna of Telugu blockbuster film Arundhati fame has written and directed Nagarahavu. The film was supposed to begin four years ago, but didn't take off as the director fell ill, and Ramya got busy in politics. 

It has to be noted that this is the third movie with the title Nagarahavu that is hitting screens in Sandalwood. The first movie was a 1972 classic, directed by late Puttana Kanagal and the film starred Vishnuvardhan. It had given a major break to the actor. In 2002, Upendra borrowed the name for his Kannada remake of Bollywood's Baazigar.