The makers had initially planned for a theatrical release last year
A poster of the film
Debutant filmmaker Sharang's Naduvan, which has Bharath playing the lead, joins the list of Tamil films to have a premiere on SonyLIV. Billed as a thriller, the movie's plot revolves around the story of a young father who struggles to come to terms with the fact that he has been cheated by a few people who he blindly trusts.
In a statement issued by the project's producer Lucky Chhajer, he said that he has pinned high hopes on the film which has an intriguing story. He added, "Naduvan is my debut project; it deals with interesting facets of human emotions. I'm looking forward to its premiere on SonyLIV."
The movie, which has Aparna Vinod playing the female lead, is set against the backdrop of Kodaikanal. Bharath and Aparna play a couple, who will be seen as a businessman and a teacher respectively in the movie. The shooting of the film was wrapped up a while ago and the makers were mulling over its release for sometime. The film, which has Yuva and Dharan handling cinematography and music respectively, features Bharath in the role of a father for the first time in his career.
Vicky, known for his notable action sequences in films like Uriyadi and Ratsasan, has helmed Naduvan's stunt scenes. The movie's first look was released in early 2019 and a sneak peek trailer was released last year during the first lockdown. The two-minute trailer showcased the actor getting mentally prepared to commit a crime in his home.
Bharath recently wrapped up the untitled project of debutant filmmaker Sakthivel, the shooting of which happened at Tenkasi. The actor, who was last seen in Salman Khan-starrer Radhe which premiered on Zee5, had made his OTT debut last year with Amazon Prime Video's series Time Enna Boss. The Kaalidas actor has a few more projects in his kitty, including a couple of Malayalam films.