The audio launch for Gautam Ramachandran's Richie starring Nivin Pauly and Shraddha Srinath took place in Chennai on Thursday.
The film, a remake of the Kannada thriller Ulidavaru Kandante will release on December 8 and mark Nivin's first straight Tamil film. The actor has previously starred in Alphonse Puthren's directorial debut Neram, a bilingual in Tamil and Malayalam.
Although Richie will be Nivin's first entirely Tamil film, the actor is hugely popular in the state, thanks to the phenomenal run enjoyed by the Malayalam blockbuster Premam.
Richie's female lead, Kannada star Shraddha, has already appeared in a few Tamil films including Vikram Vedha and a small role in Mani Ratnam's Kaatru Veliyidai.
Nivin Pauly reportedly spoke in Tamil at the launch and said that superstar Rajinikanth was his favourite star in Tamil and that Thalapathy was his favourite film. '
Richie was initially supposed to be a bilingual but the idea was dropped and Gautam made the film solely in Tamil. It remains to be seen how well the film will hold at the box-office.