Ranveer Singh is set to star in the Hindi remake of the Tamil psychological thriller ‘Anniyan’, known to Hindi audiences as ‘Aparichit’. The remake will be helmed by the original film’s director S. Shankar and produced by Pen Studios’ Jayantilal Gada.
Ranveer Singh’s “Anniyan” REMAKE from a Tamil psychological thriller
Tamil hit machine Shankar directs Bollywood star Ranveer Singh in the official adaptation of his 2005 Tamil blockbuster “Anniyan”, which stars Vikram. The film is slated to go on the floors in Mid 2022. The yet-untitled project is being announced around the auspicious time of Baisakhi in North India and Puthandu in Tamil Nadu, which marks the New Year celebrations in these respective calendars.
The director Shankar tweeted:
Here’s what Ranveer Singh said for getting an opportunity to work on this project
“I am blessed to have this opportunity to be a part of the spectacular cinematic vision of Shankar sir. He is an exception to the norm, a true disruptor who has shown us that no vision is large enough to achieve on screen. I had always hoped and dreamed that I would get a chance to collaborate with him, and I have a strong feeling that we will create magic together.”
Ranveer shared that to lead a film like “Anniyan” is a dream come true for any artiste”.
“Vikram Sir, one of our country’s finest talents, an artiste who I hugely admire, gave a colossal performance in the original, one that can never be matched. I can only hope that my interpretation and rendition of the part also connects with audiences in the same way,” he said.
Calling it a “once-in-a-lifetime performance piece”, Ranveer added: “I am ready to give this role every single ounce of my being. Shankar Sir is a genius filmmaker and a true visionary. Words don’t do justice to just how excited I am at the prospect of being directed by him.”
Expressing his excitement, director Shankar said: “For it to be made into a Hindi film, Anniyan needed a maverick, charismatic showman like no other to play the part. I found this in the mercurial Ranveer Singh because he is a one-in-a-generation actor who has shown us that he can immortalise a character through his stellar performance.”
The director is thrilled to make “Anniyan” for the pan-Indian audience.
“I’m confident that this powerful story will strike a chord in the hearts of all,” he added.
‘Anniyan’ action thriller that revolves around a disillusioned man
“Anniyan” is a psychological action thriller that revolves around a disillusioned man, whose frustration at what he sees as increasing social apathy and public negligence leads to a split personality that attempts to right the system.
Talking about the Shankar-Ranveer creative coup, Dr. Jayantilal Gada, Chairman and MD of the production house Pen Studios said: “Shankar and Ranveer are two forces of nature and them coming together is the biggest cinematic event in India.”
Cast and crew
Apart from finalising Ranveer Singh as the lead, the filmmakers are yet to announce the rest of the cast.
Ranveer Singh playing a Double Role in the Film
For the first time, Ranveer will be essaying a double role in a film that revolves around a youngster from a Brahmin family who suffers from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and grapples with two personalities within himself-Remo and Anniyan. Later, it is marked as a multiple personality disorder. While not a typical double role, the change in personality will certainly be more challenging for the actor.
Packed with action, ‘Anniyan’ focuses on punishing baddies as described in Garuda Puranam. The 2005 film starred Chiyaan Vikram, Sada, Prakash Raj, and Vivek, while the music was scored by Harris Jayaraj alongside Ravivarman and V Manikandan’s cinematography.
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