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Lyric video of first single from Nenjukku Needhi out

The video of the single Sevakkaatu Seemai Ellam was released today

  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 02.00 PM, May 10, 2022

Lyric video of first single from Nenjukku Needhi out
A poster of Nenjukku Needhi

The lyric video of the first single from Sevakkaatu Seemai Ellam from Nenjukku Needhi was released this evening on social media. Taking to his social media page, the film's lead actor Udhayanidhi Stalin wrote, "Listen to upbeat tunes of #SevakkaatuSeemaiEllaam Lyrical video out now. @ZeeStudios_ @BoneyKapoor @BayViewProjOffl #RomeoPictures @mynameisraahul @RedGiantMovies_ @Arunrajakamaraj @actortanya @Aariarujunan @dineshkrishnanb @dhibuofficial @AntonyLRuben (sic)."

The film, which is directed by Arunraja Kamaraj, is a remake of the 2019 Hindi film, Article 15, a neo-noir crime drama, directed and produced by Anubhav Sinha. 

The Tamil remake has Udhayanidhi Stalin, Aari Arujunan, Tanya Ravichandran and Shivani Rajasekhar as part of the star cast. The shoot for the film was wrapped up in December and the post-production work has been wrapped up. This is Arunraja Kamaraj's second directorial after Kanaa. Cinematography for the film is by Dinesh Krishnan and editing is by Ruben. The film was originally scheduled to release in March, but is hitting screens on May 20.

This is the first time that Udhayanidhi Stalin is playing a cop in his acting career. Speaking at the audio and trailer launch of Nenjukku Needhi yesterday, Udhayanidhi stated that he was apprehensive about playing a cop. He had said that it was cinematographer Dinesh Krishnan's work that got him the correct look. He added that when he had told people in the industry that the film is a remake of Article 15, many had advised him against taking up the role. The pandemic, too, had played spoilsport.

The title of the Tamil version, Nenjuku Needhi, is named after the autobiography of Udhayanidhi's grandfather and the DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi. The Hindi version had Ayushmann Khurrana playing the lead as a police officer, who uncovers a history of caste oppression in a remote village in Uttar Pradesh. The film is said to be inspired by real life incidents - the 2014 Badaun gang rape and the Una flogging incident in 2016.