Ever since her role in Premam became a sensation, speculations were rife regarding Sai Pallavi’s debut movie in Tamil. She was initially cast opposite Karthi for legendary director Mani Ratnam’s Kaatru Veliyidai, but was later replaced by Bollywood beauty Aditi Rao Hydari. Then there were rumours about her pairing opposite Vikram in an upcoming movie directed by Vijay Chander who made his debut through Vaalu. However, the actress has put an end to all the speculations, signing her debut movie with Madhavan.
This movie, directed by AL Vijay is the official remake of Malayalam blockbuster Charlie. Sai Pallavi is reprising the role played by Parvathy Menon in the original.
Charlie starring Dulquer Salmaan was both critically and commercially acclaimed. The movie swept the Kerala State Awards winning all awards in all the major categories including the Best Actress award. So it will be quite a big task for the Tamil team to repeat the magic. Rest of the cast details are yet to be announced.
According to reports, director AL Vijay has reworked the script to suit the sensibilities of Tamil audiences. Talented young composer Leon James who has worked in movies like Kanchana 2, Ko 2 and Kavalai Vendam will be handling the music department. Shoot for the movie will begin from the first week of March. Ooty and Pondicherry will be the major locations.