The Tamil remake of the National Award-winning Andhadhun will star actor Prashanth in the lead. The remake rights have been acquired by actor-producer and Prashanth’s father Thiagarajan.
The Hindi film directed by Sriram Raghavan, starred Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu and Radhika Apte in the lead. Prashanth reprises Ayushmann’s role. Producer Thiagarajan said in a press note, “The story of Andhadhun revolves around a pianist, and Prashanth is a trained piano player. He studied western music and piano at the Trinity College of Music in London. Being a pianist, the role in the Tamil remake will come naturally to him.”
Thiagarajan also clarified that news of other producers remaking Andhadhun in Tamil is false, and that he has officially bought the rights from Viacom 18, the original producers. Thiagarajan has previously also remade Sriram Raghavan’s Johnny Gaddar in Tamil with Prashanth, titled Johnny.
The title of Andhadhun in Tamil is yet to be decided. The makers are in talks to find a suitable director and the rest of the cast and crew will be finalised soon.
It was earlier speculated that actor Siddharth will star in the remake, and Dhanush was likely to acquire the rights. Siddharth tweeted about the film asking fans if they wished to see him in the remake. No official announcement was made about his part.
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) December 26, 2018
Following this, there were reports that Trisha was in talks to play Taapsee Pannu’s role and Ramya Krishnan would play Tabu’s character, but both actresses denied this.
The 2018 film, written by Sriram Raghavan, Arijit Biswas, Pooja Ladha Surti, Yogesh Chandekar, and Hemanth Rao, told the story of a blind piano player who becomes involved in the murder of a former actor. The film was a box-office hit and won the National Awards for Best Actor, Best Film and Best Screenplay this month. It also won awards at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne in Australia.
Meanwhile, Prashanth has signed another film with his father, which will be directed by A Venkatesh. The movie is set to go on floors soon. More announcements are awaited.