Aaranya Kaandam: The Hindi version of the cult Tamil noir goes into preproduction
Finally, the Hindi adaptation of Thiagarajan Kumararaja’s ‘Aaranya Kaandam’is in pre-production.
Producers Ramesh Taurani (Tips Industries) and Akshai Puri (12th street Entertainment) have acquired exclusive rights to this neo-noir action thriller.
While other details remain under wraps, the project is to be helmed by Ajay Bahl known for his audacious directorial success ‘Section 375 and B.A. Pass.
‘Aaranya Kaandam’ marked the beginning of a new chapter in Tamil cinema and garnered many accolades. The makers are confident that the adaptation will acquire the same cult status in Hindi cinema as the original film.
Aaranya Kaandam (Jungle Chapter), English title - Anima and Persona) is a 2010 Indian Tamil-language neo-noir action thriller film written and directed by Thiagarajan Kumararaja who marked his debut.
Reported to be the first neo-noir film in Tamil cinema, the movie starred Jackie Shroff, Ravi Krishna, Sampath Raj and newcomers Yasmin Ponnappa, Guru Somasundaram and Master Vasanth.
Aaranya Kaandam had its world première on 30 October 2010 at the South Asian International Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Award for Best Film.
Aaranya Kaandam was also honoured with two National Film Awards for Best Editing and Best director – first film.