Nithiin 30, the tentatively titled upcoming Telugu remake of 2018 hit Hindi black comedy crime thriller film Andhadhun, will release in theatres on June 11, the makers of the film announced on social media on Friday.
While the original film starred Tabu, Ayushmann Khurrana, and Radhika Apte, the remake will feature Nithiin Reddy, Tamannah Bhatia, and Nabha Natesh. Reddy will take up the role played by Khurrana, and Bhatia and Natesh will reprise Tabu’s and Apte’s roles, respectively. Other cast members include Naresh, Jishhusen Gupta, Sreemukhi, Ananya, Harshavardhan, Rachha Ravi, Mangli, and Srinivas Reddy.
The film is directed by Merlapaka Gandhi, who will also be writing the dialogues. The remake is being produced by N Sudhakar Reddy and Nikitha Reddy under the Sreshth Movies banner. Rajkumar Akella is presenting the film.
The film’s team which began shooting in Dubai in December 2020, is currently shooting in Hyderabad. Speaking to Silverscreen India, the film’s publicity manager Vamsi Shekar said, “About 50% of the shooting is completed. The ongoing schedule is happening in Hyderabad and Secunderabad in Telangana. The shooting is expected to be completed in mid-April after which the team will look to complete the post-production by end of May.”
He said that all three lead actors are currently shooting in the ongoing schedule.
JUNE 11th is the Date!!
@tamannaahspeaks @NabhaNatesh @GandhiMerlapaka @SreshthMovies_ pic.twitter.com/jTGdMRLslA
— nithiin (@actor_nithiin) February 19, 2021
While J Yuvraj is in-charge of cinematography, SR Shekhar is the editor, and Sahi Suresh is in charge of the art direction. Mahati Swara Sagar will be composing the film’s music, marking his second collaboration with Reddy after the 2020 Telugu action-comedy film Bheeshma.
Andhadhun is the story of a pianist who pretends to be blind and ends up witnessing a murder. The rest of the film follows the problems he subsequently faces. The film won the National Film Award for the Best Hindi Film Award in 2019, while Khurrana bagged the award for Best Actor. He also won the Best Actor award at the Filmfare Awards the same year.
Apart from Telugu, the film is also being remade in other south Indian languages. Actors Prithviraj Sukumaran and Prashanth will portray Khurrana’s role in the Malayalam and Tamil versions respectively.