Fellini TP’s Malayalam-Tamil bilingual has been titled Rendagam in Tamil
Actors Kunchacko Boban and Arvind Swami resumed shooting for their Malayalam-Tamil bilingual Ottu/Rendagam a few days ago in Mumbai. The current schedule will also see Jackie Shroff joining the team to shoot his portions from the movie, helmed by Theevandi director Fellini TP.
The Bollywood actor was supposed to join the team in Goa during their schedule in April. However, the shoot was temporarily halted due to the rising COVID-19 cases in the country. Talking to OTTplay, the movie’s producer Shaji Natesan says, “Jackie Shroff will now shoot his sequences with the team at the end of this schedule.”
Jackie had earlier acted in two Malayalam movies - Vinayan's Athisayan and ATM, in which he played a thief. Arvind Swami will also be marking his return to Mollywood after almost 25 years since Devaragam.
The team of Ottu had earlier filmed in Goa. “The current schedule, which is going on in Mumbai, will also have locations in Malshej Ghat, Pune and areas near Goa. We are planning to complete the filming in this schedule,” says the producer.
Talking about the release of the film, Shaji, who will be co-producing the movie with Santosh Sivan and Tamil actor Arya, says, “The priority right now is to complete the movie. We will take a call on the release platform only after the first edit is ready. The film is made keeping in mind a theatrical release as it’s produced in two languages and is relatively an expensive movie.”
Ottu revolves around two friends, played by Kunchacko Boban and Arvind Swami, and its story evolves between a trip from Mangalore and Mumbai. Telugu actress Eesha Rebba and Kammattipaadam fame Amalda Liz play the heroines in the movie.
In an earlier interview with OTTplay, Kunchacko, who will be making his Tamil debut with the movie, told us, “Ottu is an entertainer. Having actors such as Arvind Swami and Jackie Shroff as part of it increases its grandeur as well as the reach. It’s a big budget movie and as Tamil is a language that I am familiar with, I am able to perform; I might find it more difficult during the dubbing.”