Karthi, Jyothika in Thambi?

It is said that Thambi is the chosen title for Karthi and Jyotika’s soon to be released film directed by Papanasam filmmaker Jeethu Joseph. Produced by Viacom 18 Studios and Parallel Minds, the film also has Sathyaraj, Nikhila Vimal, and Ammu Abhirami in pivotal characters.

Karthi’s Kaithi’s success has upped the expectation levels for Karthi’s next, which will be a Jeethu Joseph directorial. The film has Karthi’s real life sister-in-law Jyothika in the star cast. This is the first time they are sharing the screen space in a feature film.

Karthi opened up about it while promoting the Telugu version of Kaithi. He said, “My next is a family thriller, which is directed by Jeethu Joseph of Drishyam fame. My sister-in-law Jyothika is playing my sister while Sathyaraj sir will be seen as my father in the film.

The shooting of the film has been wrapped up as well. It’s a very interesting film which has flavours of Drishyam. It’s a performance-oriented film with a lot of humour. My character in the film is like Seenu from Oopiri (Thozha).”

Early this year, Karthi took to Twitter and wrote, “Thrilled to share screen space with Anni (sis-in-law) for the first time. Looking forward to work with Jeethu Joseph sir. Sathyaraj sir brings more strength to us. With all your blessings shoot begins today.”

Rensil D’Silva and Manikandan have tied up with the director for the scripting work and it will be jointly bankrolled by Viacom 18 and Parallel Minds Productions. Malayalam actor Anson also plays a crucial role in the film, which has music by Govind Vasantha.

RD Rajasekar has been roped in to crank the camera. Karthi is currently acting in a film tilted Sulthan, directed by Remo director Bakkiyaraj Kannan. Jyothika is juggling between two projects which were launched recently.