The film, directed by Melapaka Gandhi, will feature Nithiin, Tamannaah, and Nabha Natesh in lead roles.
Maestro, the Telugu remake of Sriram Raghavan’s well-received thriller Andhadhun is scheduled for an OTT premier on Disney Plus Hotstar. It will begin streaming from September 9 on the platform. The much-awaited film that was initially headed towards a theatrical release has now taken the OTT route.
Starring popular Telugu actors Nithiin, Tamannaah Bhatia, and Nabha Natesh (known for the Telugu sci-fi actioner iSmart Shankar), the film comes across as a faithful adaptation of the original dark comedy thriller that fetched rave reviews for the talented director and actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Tabu’s effortless performances. The 2018 film fetched Ayushmann Khurrana his first National Award.
Tamannaah will be seen playing the role of Tabu while Nithiin will be seen portraying Khurrana’s character of the blind pianist. Bengali actor Jisshu Sengupta essays the role of the police officer. From an underlying organ harvesting sub-plot similar to the original, the film promises to be all the more engrossing for the familiar plot points unfolding on the screen.
Watch the trailer here.
The plot follows the blind pianist’s story as his quest for making that masterpiece tune lands him squarely into a crime scene, pulling his life into a spiral of unexpected occurrences thereon. Maestro, helmed by Melapaka Gandhi, known for Krishnarjuna Yudham, builds up on the dark narrative and seems to be a few notches higher on the dark humour, as is evident from the trailer. Sudhakar Reddy and Nikitha Reddy have bankrolled the film under the banner Sreshth Movies.
Meanwhile, Nithiin has explored the comedy genre, having acted in romantic comedies but this overlying dark plot is a spin on that and it will be interesting to see the Jayam actor adapt to the form. He was last seen in Rang De, co-starring with Keerthy Suresh, pulling off the poker-faced humour smoothly. Tamannaah, who essayed a negative character in her debut film Kedi, will tap into the familiar space for this film.
A Malayalam remake of Andhadhun helmed by K Chandran starring Prithviraj Sukumaran, Unni Mukundan, Mamta Mohandas, Raashi Khanna and Shankar as the lead cast is also in the works.