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Doctor first look: Sivakarthikeyan looks lethal with bloodied hands and surgical knife


A maiden collaboration between Nelson Dilpkumar and Sivakarthikeyan, the film marks the Tamil debut of Priyanka Mohan.

Haricharan Pudipeddi

The first look poster of the Sivakarthikeyan starrer Doctor (2020), was unveiled on Monday on the occasion of the actor’s 34th birthday. The poster shows the actor seated on a chair with bloodied gloves and a surgical knife.

The project is the maiden collaboration of Nelson Dilipkumar, who directed Kolamaavu Kokila (2018), and Sivakarthikeyan. The film, which marks the Tamil debut of Priyanka Mohan, is said to be an action comedy. While one half of the film will take place in Chennai, the other half will be set in Goa.

Nelson said the film has been titled Doctor as it has elements related to the medical fraternity. Sivakarthikeyan will sport a new look in the movie, for which he has shed some weight. It’s still yet unknown if Siva plays a doctor in the film or not. 

Nelson revealed that he and Siva have known each other for close to 14 years. “Siva and I go back a long way; we’ve known each other for almost 14 years now. We’ve always wanted to work together. This script began as a small idea and I soon developed it. He liked the story and things fell into place. I am super happy to work with my friends Siva and Anirudh again,” he added.

Vinay Rai has been signed to play the antagonist. He was last seen playing a negative role in Mysskin’s Thupparivaalan (2017).

Doctor will hit the screens this summer. The film, which has been jointly produced by KJR Studios and Sivakarthikeyan Productions, has music by Anirudh Ravichander.