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Rendagam teaser: Kunchacko Boban and Arvind Swami forge a shaky alliance in Fellini TP’s road-thriller Ottu

The Malayalam-Tamil bilingual marks Kunchacko Boban’s Kollywood debut

Sanjith Sidhardhan
Jan 03, 2022
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Kunchacko Boban and Arvind Swami in a still from Ottu

The first teaser of Kunchacko Boban and Arvind Swami’s Rendagam aka Ottu was released online, and it promises to be a thrilling road movie that has the two stars at their best. The movie, which is directed by Fellini TP, also marks Kunchacko's first Tamil film in his career spanning almost 25 years.

Surprisingly, the first teaser of the movie that was released today through the actors’ social media pages was that of the Tamil version Rendagam that focused on Arvind Swami’s character David aka Dawood.

The teaser also revealed the locations where the road thriller was shot and that Arvind will be essaying a character with grey shades as well. Shot in Mumbai, Pune, Goa and Kerala, the big budget film is written by S Sanjeev, who had recently collaborated with Kunchacko for the investigative thriller Nizhal.

Ottu, meanwhile, is also one of the biggest projects in Kunchacko’s career. Apart from the lead duo, the movie also has Jackie Shroff, Telugu actress Eesha Rabba, Amalda Liz, Adukalam Naren and Jins Bhasker in prominent roles. The film is also co-produced by Tamil actor Arya.

On working with Arvind Swami, Kunchacko in a recent interview with OTTplay said, “He does a lot of homework for his characters. Ask him anything about MGR, he could tell you within seconds. I haven’t done that much study for a character and it’s something that we could learn from. He is also a cool person, who is easy to gel. He has no starry airs. He considered me a friend and on days that I used to go out, he would ask me why I didn’t ask him to tag along.”

The team is planning for a theatrical release for both versions of the movie, which was shot over a period of nine months during the pandemic.

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