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Japan: After Sardar, leading production house bags Telugu rights of Karthi’s next

Anu Emmanuel, Sunil too play key roles in Japan, directed by Raju Murugan

Japan: After Sardar, leading production house bags Telugu rights of Karthi’s next
Karthi in Japan

Last Updated: 11.03 AM, Nov 14, 2023


After scoring consecutive hits like Ponniyin Selvan 1 and 2, Sardar, Karthi is gearing up for the release of Japan in Telugu and Tamil. The film is a heist comedy based on true incidents and is written and directed by Raju Murugan. Anu Emmanuel plays the female lead. The teaser of the film, launched recently, grabbed many eyeballs and the promos have struck a chord with crowds.

Produced by SR Prakash Babu, SR Prabhu under Dream Warrior Pictures, the film is set for a Diwali 2023 release in both languages. Now, we hear, leading Telugu production house Annapurna Studios has acquired the distribution rights of the Telugu version in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for a decent price. The news was confirmed by the makers earlier today.

“#Japan Telugu Theatrical Rights bagged by the prestigious @AnnapurnaStdios. Exploding this Diwali,” Dream Warrior Pictures tweeted. The banner had recently associated with the production house and Karthi for the Telugu version of another hit film Sardar in 2022. Going by the buzz for Japan, they look set to continue their victorious momentum this time too.


Japan is based on a a notorious thief who shocked bureaucrats and several big-wigs with his crimes in Tamil Nadu many years ago. Karthi has confessed Japan is a project he truly enjoyed working on and it’ll be interesting to see how the flamboyant actor plays a colourful role with several grey shades. G V Prakash Kumar is the composer for the film.

Rakendu Mouli Vennelakanti has written the dialogues for the Telugu version. Bhaskarabhatla Ravikumar is the lyricist for the film while Vikram, Leo-fame Philomin Raj is the editor. S Ravi Varman is the cinematographer. Telugu actor-comedian Sunil, Vijay Milton too essay crucial roles. Annapurna Studios recently backed another dubbed film - Boys Hostel - along with Chai Bisket Films.

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