Is Nayanthara's new film, Netrikann, a remake of a Korean film?
Nayanthara is expected to play the promising cadet at the police academy, who loses her eyesight after a car accident in the film.
We had earlier reported that director Vignesh Shivan was venturing into production, and his first film, directed by Aval-fame Milind Rau, would star Nayanthara in the lead. Today, the Naanum Rowdy Dhaan-filmmaker announced that the project was titled Netrikann.
Now, speculations are rife that Netrikann will be the official remake of the Korean film, Blind (2011). The original Korean film follows a blind woman, who gives testimony in a hit-and-run case, and is then forced to confront the killer on her own.
Nayanthara is expected to play the promising cadet at the police academy, who loses her eyesight after a car accident. When CE contacted director Milind Rau for confirmation, the filmmaker said, "I cannot talk about the details of the plot now, but Netrikann will have Nayanthara in a never-before-seen-role. We are all excited about this project."
Interestingly, Kross pictures, which is involved in bringing Korean movies to India, is co-producing Netrikann, as seen in the poster. The production house had previously co-produced Amitabh Bachchan-starrer, Te3n, which is a remake of the 2013 South Korean film, Montage.
Also, it's being said that the Hindi remake of the Korean film, Blind, will be headlined by Tapsee Pannu, and will go into production soon.
The Netrikann poster features blood splatter, a mouth gag, handcuffs, and a whip, which points towards BDSM. It leaves us with a lot of intriguing questions about the theme of the film. Considering the font is written in Braille, is Nayanthara playing someone with a visual impairment?
Made under the banner of Rowdy Productions, Netrikann, which marks Nayanthara's 65th film will have music by Marina-fame Girishh, cinematography by Karthik Ganesh G, and editing by Lawrence Kishore.
Earlier, Vignesh Shivan and Nayanthara met Pushpa Kandasamy of Kavithalaya productions, and thanked her for allowing them to use the title, as Netrikann was also the title of the iconic 1981 Rajinikanth-SP Muthuraman film.