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‘Andhagan’, the Tamil Remake of ‘Andhadhun’, to Release by May-June

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The Tamil remake of the critically-acclaimed Hindi black-comedy crime thriller Andhadhun (2018) has been titled Andhagan, announced the film’s team on Friday.

Andhagan will star Prashanth in the role originally played by Ayushmann Khurrana. Other cast members include Simran (playing Tabu’s role) and Karthik (playing Anil Dhawan’s role).

Speaking to Silverscreen India, the film’s producer and Prashanth’s father Thiagarajan said that shooting would begin this month. He said, “We will be shooting the film in Chennai and Puducherry, and the climax will be shot in London. The film will be released over summer, by May or June, this year.”

Thiagarajan had earlier said that along with the title announcement, a female lead would also be announced on January 1. However, he said that talks for a female lead were “still going on” and it would be another week before an announcement could be made. He said the team was looking for an established actor to play the part. In the Hindi version, Radhika Apte had played the female lead.

Andhagan will be directed by JJ Fredrick (Ponmagal Vandhal) and have music composed by Santhosh Narayanan.

On December 25, 2020, the makers had released a video of Prashanth playing renditions of Christmas songs on the piano.

Directed by Sriram Raghavan, Andhadhun revolves around a pianist who pretends to be visually impaired. He ends up witnessing a murder and soon becomes entangled in a complicated web of lies. The film won three National Film Awards in 2019- Best Feature Film in Hindi, Best Actor for Khurrana, and Best Screenplay.

Andhadhun is also being remade in Telugu with Nithiin Reddy, Nabha Natesh, and Tamannaah Bhatia. Shooting for the Telugu remake began in December 2020.

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