Netrikann, the upcoming Tamil crime thriller starring actor Nayanthara in the lead role, is set to be released on Disney+ Hotstar on August 13. The film will be available on the platform in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada.

The trailer of the film was released by the makers on social media on Thursday.

Notably, Nayanthara’s previous film Mookuthi Amman (2020) was also released directly on the same streaming platform, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Netrikann, which is directed by Milind Rau, is produced by filmmaker Vignesh Shivan under the banner Rowdy Pictures.

A press release issued by the makers says the film has Nayanthara essaying the role of a visually-impaired woman. “A visually-challenged woman gives testimony in a hit-and-run case. The police soon realise that the incident she is reporting is related to a series of cases in the city where girls have gone missing. It also sets off a chain of events that entangles her further in this case. But there is more to her than meets the eye. Her disability has strengthened all of her other senses and she uses her heightened awareness to help the police bring the mysterious serial kidnapper to justice in this spine-chilling thriller,” reads the synopsis.

Netrikann, which has music composed by Girishh G, also stars actor Ajmal Ameer as the antagonist.

In his statement, Vignesh Shivan said, “The film is centred around a unique and resilient woman, portrayed by Nayanthara with such elan. As a visually-impaired woman, she uses her senses to the best of her abilities to track down a serial killer and uncover hidden truths. The film is unconventional and thrilling — audiences who enjoy bold content will love Netrikann.”

Rau, who has previously directed the 2017 horror film Aval, noted that Tamil audiences love a good thriller and added that Netrikann is special because of the central character. “High-octane action and drama, along with the unexpected twists in the storyline, makes Netrikann a must watch, especially for viewers who love a good whodunit packed with crime, thrill, and action,” he said.