Actress Priya Prakash Varrier has become an overnight internet sensation after she got millions of followers on Instagram soon after a teaser song of her debut film ‘Oru Adaar Love’ went viral. The upcoming movie, written and directed by Omar Lulu, tells the story of plus two (12th) students and has newcomers in the cast. The film is slated to be released later this year.
Priya, in high school uniform, wooing and winking at her schoolmate (played by Roshan Abdul Rahoof) reminded almost everyone about their teenage crushes. Soon the 18-year-old college student and debutant actor were everywhere, from social media to TV channels.
Priya Prakash Varrier: A Viral “Wink” Loved by the Millions
About the Video “Oru Adaar Love”
For those who don’t know why this girl is all across their social media feeds, Priya became a celebrity overnight after a short clip from the song Manikya Malaraya Poovi from Omar Lulu’s upcoming Malayalam movie ‘Oru Adaar Love’ took social media by storm. The song sung by Vineeth Sreenivasan and composed by Shaan Rahman became popular but it was Priya who stole the show with her expressions.
The video shows Priya making adorable expressions and winking to grab her crush’s attention. The biggest factor behind the virality of the clip is that it takes one and all down the memory lane, reminding everyone of their high school love.
What is Priya’s reaction to it? “I am very happy. Don’t know how to handle so much love. It’s completely surreal,” Priya tells Hindustan Times. “I’m falling short of words trying to express myself. Never expected this,” said an exuberant Varrier.
Ahead of Valentines Day, her mailbox is full of date requests, with so many proposals already. “My family and I are confused about how to react to his instant fame. It happened overnight and I don’t how to really handle all this fame and attention. This is my first feature film,” Priya told.
Priya makes her debut in film with Oru Adaar Love. Directed by Omar Lulu, the film has music by Shaan Rahman. “Manikya Malaraya Poovi” is originally a ‘Mappila song’ which are popular folklore numbers in Kerala. The song was released on February 9 and has garnered more than 4 million views already. The number has been sung by Vineeth Srinivasan whose earlier songs Jimmiki Kammal also created a similar internet sensation. A video dance on Jimmi Kammai by professor Sheril went viral on the internet, making her a star overnight.
A Star is Born
In just two days, the young actor’s Instagram account added over two million followers. Her Facebook page, where she started posting on February 10, has already added over 2,50,000 followers. And on February 11 and 12, the words ‘Priya Prakash Varrier’, ‘Priya Varrier video’, and ‘Priya Varrier Instagram’ were some of the most searched for words on Google in India.
Varrier is a B.Com student at Vimala College, Thrissur, while her co-star in the viral clip, Roshan Abdul Rahoof, was one of the finalists in the Mazhavil Manorama D4 Dance Show.