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Andhadhun to be retitled Piano Player for release in China


The film, directed by Sriram Raghavan, marks the first time the filmmaker's work will be released in the Middle Kingdom.

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After winning over audiences in India, Sriram Raghavan's Andhadhun (2018) has got its sight set on China and will be retitled Piano Player for the local audience. Viacom18 Studios, along with the international distributors Eros International, are partnering with Tang Media Partners to release the film in China.

Starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Tabu, the neo noir thriller is produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Matchbox Pictures. The COO of Viacom18 Studios, Ajit Andhare, said the company would be releasing their film for the first time in China.

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"I am very excited about our film's prospect at the China box office and celebrating what is a major first for the studio," Andhare said in a press release.

The film, directed by Sriram, marks the first time the filmmaker's work will be released in the Middle Kingdom. Sriram recalled, "Ten years back, on a visit to China, I walked into a Beijing Cafe and was zapped to see Nasir Husain’s Caravan (1971) playing on a big screen, dubbed in Chinese except for the songs. I was told the film was the favourite Indian film of that generation. I am curious how the Chinese audience responds to our musical thriller.”

The twisty thriller, which released on 5 October 2018, has achieved cult status with fans and critics discussing the film's open-ended finale.