Karthi starrer Kaithi which had hit the screens last year was declared a blockbuster hit. Following the tremendous response for Kaithi, the film is set to be remade in Hindi.
The remake will be bankrolled by SR Prabhu's Dream Warrior Pictures and Reliance Entertainment. Shibasish Sarkar, Group CEO of Reliance Entertainment said in the statement, "Kaithi is a gripping thriller and a tribute to all the celebrated cops-and-criminals actioners you can think of. And yet it is like none youâ€™ve ever seen. I really look forward to this collaboration and coming together with a great creative team that would do true justice to the filmâ€™s Hindi remake."
The makers are yet to officially announce the cast and crew of the Hindi version of the film and they are in talks with a leading star to play Karthi's role.
Kaithi is the story of a prisoner, Dilli, on parole to see his daughter for the very first time. He gets embroiled in a face-off between cops and drug lords and the story is an intense weaving together of several subplots.
The film was highly praised for its execution. Kaithi also featured Narain and Harish Uthaman in key roles. Narain played an injured cop who seeks Karthiâ€™s help to save his colleagues from being killed by drug lords.
Earlier, filmmaker Lokesh Kanagaraj had confirmed that a sequel is in the offing. Lokesh took to Twitter to thank audience for the response and hinted about the sequel. â€śThanks for the overwhelming response guys. Loved every minute in sets and the entire process of making Kaithi. Will cherish this forever! Thank you once again Prabhu sir and Karthi sir for the opportunity! To answer all your texts and calls, yes, Dilli will be back,â€ť Lokesh tweeted.
In a media interaction a day after the release of Kaithi, Karthi also confirmed that the sequel plan is very much on. â€śLokesh has asked for just 30 days of my call sheet to finish Kaithi 2. So, you can expect a sequel from us,â€ť Karthi said.
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