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Dhanush teams up with Karthick Naren for a crime thriller


To be bankrolled by Satyajothi Films, the film will mark the maiden collaboration of Dhanush and Karthick Naren, best known for helming Dhruvangal Pathinaaru (2016).

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Actor Dhanush, who is currently shooting for Mari Selvaraj’s upcoming Tamil film Karnan, will team up with director Karthick Naren for a yet-untitled project which is currently dubbed D 43.

The announcement was made on Sunday, 2 February. To be bankrolled by Satyajothi Films, the film will mark the maiden collaboration of Dhanush and Karthick Naren, best known for helming Dhruvangal Pathinaaru (2016).

In a press interaction on Monday, 3 February, Karthick confirmed that the film will be a crime thriller. However, he refused to divulge more details.

According to the grapevine, Karthick had originally pitched this project to Vijay. For reasons unknown, it never materialized as planned.

D 43 will have music by GV Prakash Kumar. The makers have confirmed that it will hit the screens on 23 October.

Last seen on screen in Tamil action comedy Pattas (2020), Dhanush has an excellent line up this year. Having recently wrapped up shooting for Karthik Subbaraj’s yet-untitled gangster film, he is also starring in Aanand L Rai’s Atrangi Re with Akshay Kumar and Sara Ali Khan.

In Subbaraj’s film, currently dubbed D 40, Dhanush plays a gangster. Recently, pictures of Dhanush with handlebar mustache from the sets of the film went viral on social media. It is rumoured that Dhanush will be seen in this look in the flashback portion of the movie.

The project, which marks the maiden collaboration of Dhanush and Karthik, has been predominantly shot in London apart from a few other places in the UK.

The film features Aishwarya Lakshmi as the leading lady. Games of Thrones and Braveheart (1955) actor James Cosmo also plays a pivotal role.

Meanwhile, Karthick Naren currently awaits the release of his upcoming Tamil action-thriller Mafia: Chapter 1 (2020), starring Arun Vijay, Prasanna and Priya Bhavani Shankar in crucial roles.