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EXCLUSIVE: Sanjay Dutt To Play Karthi’s Role In ‘Kaithi’ Hindi Remake

Karthi and Narain in Kaithi
Karthi and Narain in Kaithi

Karthi starrer Kaithi turned out to be one of the most critically acclaimed films of 2019. Helmed by Maanagaram fame Lokesh Kanagaraj, the film was bankrolled by SR Prakash Babu and SR Prabhu‘s Dream Warrior Pictures. The film is now being remade in Hindi and Reliance Entertainment will be associating with Dream Warrior Pictures for the first time to produce the film.

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,” said producer SR Prabhu.

Shibasish Sarkar, Group CEO, Reliance Entertainment seems to be excited about this association. “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,” he said.

While the makers are yet to announce the cast and crew of the remake, a source privy to the developments told Silverscreen that actor Sanjay Dutt has been roped in to reprise Karthi who played ‘Dilli’ in the original.

Kaithi Movie Stills Starring Karthi
Karthi in Kaithi

Kaithi is a non-commercial action-drama film that dealt with the challenges a released 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 for 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 Vijay starrer Master, according to the source.


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Watch the trailer of Kaithi here.

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