Actor Prasanna has narrated ‘Puli Raja’ by the late author Kalki, in memory of his birthday. The audiobook will premier on Storytel on 9th Sept 2021 coinciding with Kalki’s birthday. The story revolves around a King whose death at the hands of a tiger had been foretold by astrologers when he was born. He tries to reverse the fate spelled out for him and the author uses thinly veiled satire to walk the reader through the King’s attempts which later proven futile, in a manner that makes them laugh.
Storytel the world’s largest audiobook and e-book streaming app has been giving voice to several books in vernacular languages for their Indian users. It has also introduced several Tamil books penned by leading authors like T. Janakraman, Ashokamitran, Kalki, Sandilyan, Perumal Murugan, and more. These books are narrated by actors like Laksmipriyaa Chandramouli, Raaghav Rananathan, RJ Balaji Venugopal.
Speaking about his association with Storytel Prasanna said “This is my first time lending voice for an audiobook and it’s an honor to get the opportunity to narrate the work of one of Tamil literature’s greatest authors, Kalki Krishnamurthy. Puli Raja is an interestingly witty and fun story that’s sure to make the listener think too.”