This Telugu remake of Andhadhun also stars Nabha Natesh, Tamannaah Bhatia and Naresh
The much-awaited trailer of Maestro, the Telugu remake of Sriram Raghavan's thriller Andhadhun, is out. Maestro, directed by Express Raja filmmaker Merlapaka Gandhi, features Nithiin, Nabha Natesh and Tamannaah Bhatia, who reprise the roles originally played by Ayusshman Khurrana, Radhika Apte and Tabu, respectively. The film, to release directly on Disney+ Hotstar, is produced by N Sudhakar Reddy and Nikitha Reddy (actor Nithiin's father and sister) under Shreshth Movies. Maestro completed its shoot earlier this year.
Going by the trailer, it's obvious that the makers of Maestro have stayed loyal to the original. Despite being a remake, Maestro's trailer remains fresh and entertaining, comprising all the elements viewers may expect from a typical Nithiin outing. The actor plays a musician who fakes his blindness for a living and woos his on-screen girlfriend Nabha Natesh with his antics. However, the musician one day is witness to a murder committed by a woman (played by Tamannaah Bhatia) at her household, after which his life takes interesting twists and turns. Will he survive to tell the story?
Pulling off a casting coup of sorts, veteran actor Naresh is cast as Tamannaah's much-older husband in Maestro. Nithiin fits into the role like a T and so does Nabha Natesh, looking comfortable in the skin of a vivacious, young woman. However, if there's someone who wins your attention instantly in the trailer, it's Tamannaah. The decision to rope in Tamannaah for Tabu's role was met with criticism all around but it looks like the actress has given it all to get her act right in the film. Jisshu Sengupta too shines for a brief portion.
Mahati Swara Sagar has composed the music for Maestro, for which J Yuvraj has cranked the camera. SR Shekhar has edited Maestro, while Sahi Suresh has lent his services as an art director. Sreemukhi, Ananya, Harshavardhan, Rachha Ravi, Mangli, Srinivas Reddy play crucial roles in the film presented by Rajkumar Akella. Maestro was mostly shot in Dubai and several locations in and around Hyderabad. As per reports, Hotstar is planning to release the film for Vinayaka Chavithi (around September 10).