Earlier, we had reported that actor Sanjay Dutt would reprise actor Karthi‘s role in the Hindi remake of Kaithi, one of the most critically acclaimed films of 2019. Rumour had it that even actor Shah Rukh Khan was being considered to play the lead. The makers have now officially confirmed that it will in fact be Ajay Devgn playing the role of ‘Dilli’, Karthi’s character in the original. Reliance Entertainment will be associating with Dream Warrior Pictures for the first time to produce the remake.
We are thrilled to announce that @ajaydevgn will be playing the lead in @RelianceEnt @DreamWarriorPic and @ADFFilms Hindi remake of #Kaithi. The film will release on February 12, 2021.@Shibasishsarkar #SRPrakashbabu @Meena_Iyer
— S.R.Prabhu (@prabhu_sr) February 28, 2020
Earlier, producer SR Prabhu had said, “Kaithi is a film with no heroine, no songs and is a hundred percent action genre film. Despite all these odds, the film was released on Diwali and Kaithi turned out to be a box office blockbuster among the family audience down South. We’re delighted to join hands with Reliance Entertainment for the Bollywood remake. This high-octane film will surely entertain the audience pan-India.”
Shibasish Sarkar, Group CEO, Reliance Entertainment had said, “Kaithi is a gripping thriller and a tribute to all the celebrated cops-and-criminal actioners you can think of. And yet it is like none you’ve ever seen. I really look forward to this collaboration and coming together with a great creative team that would do true justice to the film’s Hindi remake.”
The makers are yet to announce the rest of the cast and crew of the remake. The film is slated for release on February 12, 2021.
Kaithi is a non-commercial action-drama film that dealt with the challenges a former prisoner faces after unexpectedly encountering a policeman who has a duty to accomplish. Apart from the lead actor, the film also starred Narain, Vijay TV fame Dheena, Ramana, Baby Monica, Arjun Das, and Mariam George. Sathyan Sooryan has cranked camera, Philomin Raj has taken care of editing, Sam CS has composed music with Anbariv choreographing action sequences. The film is streaming on Hotstar.
Meanwhile, Lokesh Kanagaraj announced months ago that the team is planning a sequel to Kaithi. A source told Silverscreen that the sequel will revolve around the flashback that Karthi narrates in the film, the script book of which was completed once Kaithi was wrapped up. The director will reportedly work on it after he completes his current Vijay starrer Master, according to the source. Master will wrap up shoot with this week.
Thanx for the overwhelming response guys,.. loved every minute in sets and the entire process of making kaithi…will cherish this forever! Thank you once again prabu sir and karthi sir for the opportunity!..To answer all your txts and calls yes“ Dilli will be back”👍 pic.twitter.com/uZ6lWX24x3
— Lokesh Kanagaraj (@Dir_Lokesh) October 26, 2019
Meanwhile, Ajay Devgn who was last seen in Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, will next feature in Amit Sharma’s sports drama Maidaan, Abhishek Dudhaiya’s Bhuj: The Pride of India, and SS Rajamouli‘s RRR. He will also appear in a cameo role along with Ranveer Singh in Rohit Shetty‘s Sooryavanshi.
Watch the trailer of Kaithi here.