Santhanam will be playing a witty detective in the remake of Naveen Polishetty’s Telugu blockbuster film
According to the latest reports, Santhanam’s shoot for the untitled film, which is a Tamil remake of the Telugu movie Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya, got wrapped up in Chennai today. The team had begun the shoot only a few weeks ago. The remake is directed by Manoj Beedha and the makers will reveal its title and first look soon.
The shooting of the film got postponed several times due to lockdowns and restrictions induced by the pandemic. Santhanam who debuted as a comedian gained fame after Boss Engira Bhaskaran in which he played best friend to Arya’s character. He debuted as a hero with Dhilukku Dhuddu in 2016. His last release was Parris Jayaraj, which got praised for good performances but was also criticised for a bad script. The actor is also looking forward to the Zee5 premiere of his delayed movie Dikkilona and the release of his much delayed Server Sundaram.
The Telugu original movie narrated the misadventures of a witty private detective who stumbles upon a case that delves into his past. The character Sai Srinivasa Athreya was played brilliantly by Naveen Polishetty and the movie became one of the biggest hits of 2019.
Actress Riya Suman is playing the female lead in the remake. She is known for her debut performance in Nani’s Majnu, released in 2016. The fans are eager to see the actress collaborate with the director for the first time. Santhanam, who is known for his comic timing is expected to shine in this remake featuring a witty and sarcastic detective.
The movie is scheduled to hit the theatres in October this year.