Harish Kalyan seems to be the ‘bachelor’ in demand. His next role as a confused bachelor begins with the shooting of the official Tamil, and as yet untitled, remake of the Vijay Devarakonda starrer Pelli Choopulu.
The actor is being cast opposite Priya Bhavani Shankar who will play the main romantic lead and will be seen in a fun avatar reportedly. The film centres around the matchmaking ceremony that is an integral part of an arranged marriage.
Kaarthikk Sundar, a former associate of director AL Vijay, makes his directorial debut with this film. Shoot commenced on 11 December with a ritual ceremony that was attended by the cast and crew.
The film is being bankrolled by A Studios LLP and Havish Productions and presented by Koneru Satyanarayana and the production will be executed by SP Cinemas. Addressing the media after the pooja ceremony, director Kaarthikk Sundar said, “I am actually going through a lot of mixed emotions. Mixed feeling of excitement and butterflies in the stomach at the same time.”
He added, “When I first saw Pelli Choopulu I was in awe of the film. It was simple and rooted. Harish is a childhood friend, and I told Harish he will star in the Tamil remake of Pelli Choopulu and that we would work on it together.”
Some parts of the film have been modified to suit regional sensibilities, but otherwise the film is a close adaptation of the Telugu original.
Vishal Chandrasekhar will be composing music for this film, the cinematography will be handled by Krishnan Vasant, the project will be coordinated by Kodali Muralekrisshna.
The others in the technical team includes Kripa (Editor), Deepak Sundarrajan (Dialogues), Sadhish K (Art Director), Anusha Meenakshi (Costume Designer) and Surya (Stills). The movie is set to release in the summer next year.