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Sillu Karupatti actor Nivedhithaa Sathish to feature in Dhanush's Captain Miller

In Captain Miller, directed by Arun Matheswaran, Dhanush will sport three different looks.

Sillu Karupatti actor Nivedhithaa Sathish to feature in Dhanush's Captain Miller

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Last Updated: 10.05 AM, Sep 20, 2022


Recently, the makers of Captain Miller announced that Sundeep Kishan (of Maanagaram-fame) and Priyanka Arul Mohan (of Doctor-fame) were a part of the Dhanush-starrer. On Tuesday, they welcomed Nivedhithaa Sathish on board. She shared the news on her Twitter handle and thanked Dhanush, director Arun Matheswaran, and production house Sathya Jyothi Films for the opportunity.

Nivedhithaa rose to fame with Magalir Mattum, Udanpirappe, Anya's Tutorial, Suzhal: The Vortex, and so on.

Set in the Madras Presidency, the historical drama, with music composed by GV Prakash, will take place between the years 1930 and 1940. Shreyaas Krishna is the director of photography, and Nagooran is in charge of the editing. Captain Miller is slated to release in the summer of 2023.

Arun Matheswaran had written this story in 2018 and Dhanush read the synopsis after he pitched it to him. “But at that time, nothing was concrete. Later in 2019, the project started to take shape again.”

Arun explains why he was keen to rope in Dhanush: “This is an intriguing fictional character that I created intending to make an action film on a big budget. When I first started writing, I did not have anyone in mind, but around halfway through, I realised that Dhanush would be ideal.”

Dhanush in Captain Miller
Dhanush in Captain Miller

Dhanush's ability to perform appealed to Arun. “I was certain that he would do a great job of capturing the various timeframes of the character's life. Dhanush is the best person to balance the action and the spectrum of emotions.”

Acknowledging that the character played by the actor is referred to as Miller in the title, Arun adds that the character would go by two other names. “Dhanush will sport three different looks.”

Arun told OTTplay, “We are planning to shoot across the country. As the premise has universal appeal, we will shoot Captain Miller in Tamil; dub it, and release it in several languages, like the KGF franchise and Pushpa.”

Captain Miller is Dhanush's maiden collaboration with Arun Matheswaran. For now, the actor is seen sporting an all-new look with long hair, a thick beard and a moustache. The excitement of Dhanush's followers was evident in their comments on his most recent post, which were filled with heart emojis and phrases like “awesome,” “can't wait,” and “killing it”.

Dhanush (whose latest release was Thiruchitrambalam) is eagerly awaiting the September 29 release of Naane Varuven. After ten years, he and his filmmaker brother Selvaraghavan are teaming up. Their previous projects included Kadhal Kondein, Pudhupettai, and Mayakkam Enna.