Karthik, Yogi Babu join Prashanth in Andhadhun remake

Megahit Hindi movie Andhadhun is all set to be remade in Tamil with actor Prashanth in the lead role. While several reports are coming up about the film’s cast and crew, it has now emerged that senior actor Karthik and Yogi Babu will be seen playing a key role in the film’s Tamil remake.

Apparently, the pre-production is going on in full swing. Reports suggest that director Mohan Raja has completed the scripting work. Thiagarajan, who’s producing the film, said, “We had screened Andhadhun (directed by Sriram Raghavan and starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Radhika Apte and Tabu in the lead) for Karthik in January.

He loved the movie and has agreed to be part of it. Though we haven’t signed the deal yet, he’s on board. Karthik and I go back to Alaigal Oyivathillai days; we share a good bond.”

Andhadhun is a 2018 Indian Hindi-language black comedy crime thriller film co-written and directed by Sriram Raghavan, produced by Matchbox Pictures, and distributed by Viacom18 Motion Pictures. The film stars Tabu, Ayushmann Khurrana, and Radhika Apte, and tells the story of a blind piano player who unwittingly becomes embroiled in the murder of a former film actor.

The script of Andhadhun was written by Raghavan, Arijit Biswas, Pooja Ladha Surti, Yogesh Chandekar and Hemanth M Rao. The film was edited by Surti, and K. U. Mohanan was its director of photography. Amit Trivedi composed songs for the film and Jaideep Sahni wrote the lyrics. Raftaar and Girish Nakod co-wrote the title song as guest composers.

In 2013, Rao suggested to Raghavan that he watch L’Accordeur (The Piano Tuner), a 2010 French short film about a blind pianist. Raghavan liked the film and decided to base a script on it. Khurrana was cast in the lead role after he contacted Raghavan and expressed an interest in working with him. The film was shot in Pune in 44 days spread over more than a year; principal photography began in June 2017 and ended on 17 July 2018.

Andhadhun was released by Viacom18 Motion Pictures theatrically in India on 5 October 2018 to critical acclaim. Critics highlighted the writing, and Khurrana and Tabu’s performances. It won four awards, including Best Director and Best Screenplay, at the Screen Awards ceremony and five Filmfare Awards, including Best Film (Critics) and Best Actor (Critics) for Khurrana.