The critically-acclaimed Kannada thriller Kavaludaari is all set to be remade in Tamil. Actor Sathyaraj and his son Sibiraj have been roped in together to play the two key roles in the film, which will be directed by Pradeep Krishnamurthy. A murder mystery, the yet-untitled project will go on the floors from October. Pradeep has assured that the film will be different from the ones that have previously featured the father-son duo. The team is currently in the process of finalising the rest of the cast and crew.
“I’ve interacted with Sathyaraj sir when I did Sathya and he told me that he really liked the way I handled that film. I’d expressed an interest to work with him at that point only and had been working on a script that would portray both him and Sibi in a different light,” Pradeep was quoted in a report in the Times of India.
Directed by Hemanth Rao, Kavaludaari was centered on a traffic police who stumbles upon a three-decade old case by accident and decides to investigate it. The film also starred veteran Kannada star Anant Nag in a pivotal role while Rishi played the main lead. While Sathyaraj will be seen in Anant Nag’s role, Sibi will reprise Rishi’s role.
The remake marks the reunion of Sibi and director Pradeep, who had previously worked together in Sathya, a remake of the Telugu film Kshanam. Pradeep further said: “The film will be a commercial entertainer, but will push the limits when it comes to mysteries.”
Meanwhile, Sibi has three projects – Ranga, Maayon and Walter – in his kitty that are gearing up for release soon.
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