The title of the Tamil remake of the hit 2018 Hindi thriller Andhadhun will be released on January 1, 2021, said the Tamil film’s producer Thiagarajan.
Speaking to Silverscreen India, Thiagarajan said that they were yet to finalise the actor who will play the female lead but will announce the name on January 1, 2021.
It was recently announced that actors Simran and Karthik will be joining the cast of the Tamil remake. The film, helmed by director JJ Fredrick of Ponmagal Vandhal fame, will star Thiagarajan’s son Prashanth as the protagonist, which was played by Ayushmann Khurrana in the Hindi version. According to Thiagarajan, Simran will play the role of Tabu (the antagonist), and Karthik will play the role of Simran’s husband.
Last week, Santhosh Narayanan was announced as the film’s music director. Talking about the film’s music, Thiagarajan told Silverscreen India: “To compose music for this movie is a challenge. Since it is a different kind of genre, Santhosh Narayanan who has been doing music in a different style, was chosen.”
The film was supposed to go on floors earlier this year but it was stalled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown. Talking about when shooting will commence, Thiagarajan said: “We will probably decide that in the next two to three weeks. Covid is still spreading rampantly everywhere.”
A majority of the shooting is expected to be shot in Chennai. Some portions will be shot in Pondicherry and the climax sequence is supposed to be shot in London.
Directed by Sriram Raghavan, Andhadhun starred Khurrana, Tabu, Radhika Apte, Anil Dhavan and Manav Vij in lead roles. The story revolves around a pianist who pretends to be visually impaired and ends up witnessing a murder, entangling himself in a web of lies and ensuing problems. The film won the National Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi in 2019.