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Rana Daggubati roars to life with Haathi Mere Saathi poster

Directed by Prabhu Solomon, the trilingual film is set to be released on 2 April.

Shriram Iyengar

Prabhu Solomon's trilingual tribute to the Rajesh Khanna classic, Haathi Mere Saathi (1971), is set to be release on 2 April. The film also received new titles for its Tamil and Telugu versions. The film will be called Kaadan in Tamil and Aranya in Telugu.

Directed by Solomon, the film will also feature Zoya Hussain, Kalki Koechlin, Pulkit Samrat and Shriya Pilgaonkar in important roles. 

The film, a tribute to the 1971 hit starring Rajesh Khanna and Tanuja, will see Daggubati play a mahout named Bandev. The poster also hints at the close relationship between the animal and the man, as Daggubati's Bandev roars out of the poster while holding a staff. The elephant's faded image hovers in the background.

Haathi Mere Saathi has been shot extensively across Thailand and Kerala. The film was initially set for release during Diwali 2018, but was then pushed back to April 2020.

Produced by Eros International, Haathi Mere Saathi will have music by Shantanu Moitra and sound design by Oscar-winner Resul Pookutty.