Nivin Pauly’s Tamil film, a crime drama about a murder and the narratives of the different people who witnessed it, may be titled ‘Avargal’. Directed by Gautham Ramachandran, the film is an adaptation of the Kannada film Ulidavaru Kandante (2014). The title of the film was earlier rumoured to be ‘Santa Maria’, which is likely to be the name of the Malayalam version of the film. Meanwhile, Gautham Ramachandran told Silverscreen that Avargal is just one of the titles under consideration.
The project was filmed in Kuttraalam, Manapad, and Thoothukudi. It is currently in the final stages of production, with shooting nearly complete and only a few scenes remaining to be canned. The team is currently shooting in Kolkata. The film is on track to release early next year.
Nivin Pauly plays the role of a gangster. The film has an ensemble cast which includes Prakash Raj, Natraj Subramaniam, Sraddha Srinath, Lakshmi Priyaa, and GK Reddy. Pandi Kumar is the cinematographer for the film while Ajaneesh Loknath, who composed the music for the original, is scoring the music for this film as well. Anand Kumar and Vinod Shornur will produce the film.
Ulidavaru Kandanthe was directed by Rakhit Shetty and drew comparisons to the classic Rashomon. The story revolved around a murder and the differing perspectives of the five people who had witnessed it.