Kaithi was directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj and starred Karthi in the lead
Production on the much awaited Bollywood remake of Kaithi finally seems to be making headway. It was announced that the Hindi remake is titled Bholaa and has gone on floors today.
Devgn had announced in 2020 on his official Twitter handle that he would be starring in the remake of the Tamil film. The makers had been aiming for a 2021 release, but their plans had been derailed due to obstacles caused by the pandemic.
According to a report in Pinkvilla, the first schedule of the shoot takes place on a minimum unit set which was in line with the proper COVID protocols. The remake is touted to be a masala entertainer rife with action and drama. The remake would reportedly follow a different perspective from the original 2019 film, although the crux of it would revolve around the relationship between a police officer and a criminal. The upcoming film will be directed by Dharmendra and produced by SR Prakashbabu and Reliance Entertainment.
Starring Karthi in the lead, Kaithi revolves around the story of an inspector who scrambles to transport his colleagues to a hospital in time to save their lives, after they were poisoned by a drug lord. He is aided in his endeavour by a recently released criminal.
The film was written and directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj and also featured Narain, Arjun Das, Harish Uthaman, George Maryan and Dheena in crucial roles. A sequel to the film is currently in development.
Meanwhile Devgn has a string of films awaiting their release such as RRR, Gangubai Kathiawadi, Runway 34, Maidaan, Cirkus and Thank God.