Here’s when R Madhavan’s Maara will release on an OTT platform
- Maara is directed by debutant Dhilip Kumar, while Prateek Chakravorty and Shruti Nallappa have produced it
- Shraddha Srinath will be seen opposite R Madhavan in this film
- Maara is an official remake the award winning Malayalam movie Charlie
The Tamil film Maara, which stars R Madhavan in the lead role, will get a direct Amazon Prime release on December 17. Earlier it was presumed that the film will get an OTT release, now according to Madhavan’s Tweet, it is confirmed that Amazon is releasing the film. Maara is an official remake of the award-winning Malayalam movie Charlie.
The tweet gives a positive remark that the actor is looking forward to the release of this film. Opposite R Madhavan, stars Shraddha Srinath as the female lead. The film is the directorial debut of Dhilip Kumar. Maara is bankrolled by Prateek Chakravorty and Shruti Nallappa. The screenplay of the film is written by Neelan and Bipin while sticking to the original story penned by Malayalam writer, Unni R.
Director Dhilip Kumar, who previously helmed the critically-acclaimed short film Kalki, was roped in for the project in June of 2018. Kalki is a mysterious Tamil film written by film critic Baradwaj Rangan. Before R Madhavan was cast as the leading man for the film, the likes of Vijay Sethupathi, Sivakarthikeyan and Siddharth were considered for the titular character.
When it comes to the female lead of the film, Shraddha Srinath has had the history of sharing the screen space with R Madhavan in Vikram Vedha. The rest of the cast includes Ssivadha, Moulee, Alexander Babu, and Minon among others. Ghibran scores the music for the film, while Dinesh Krishnan and Karthik Muthukumar handle the camera.
Charlie, the primal version, tells the story of a free-spirited guy and the girl who is search for this mysterious young man. Dulquer Salman, who portrayed Charlie, won that year’s Best Actor Male award at Kerala State Film Awards, while Parvathy Thiruvothu emerged as the winner of the Best Actress award for her role as Tessa in the same film. Charlie bagged the majority of the awards during that year, including one for Direction for Martin Prakkat and the Best Screenplay Original award for Unni R.
Maara is not the first film of R Madhavan that is releasing on Amazon Prime in recent times. Earlier, the actor’s Tamil-Telugu bilingual Nishabdham (Silence) was released on Amazon Prime, which garnered positive reviews. The actor is currently working on his debut directorial Rocketry: The Nambi Effect. The film is a biographical drama and the actor stars in the main role.