Dhanush‘s long-delayed Tamil romantic-thriller Thodari, which was shot completely in a train, is set to hit the screens worldwide on September 22. According to an official statement, the film’s makers Satyajothi Films confirmed the release date. Originally planned for release much earlier, the project was reportedly delayed due to post-production work involving high-end visual effects.
The film was initially expected to release in May. However, it was delayed multiple times due to unknown reasons. The film, directed by Prabhu Solomon, who has super hits like Kumki and Mynaa to his credit, is inspired by real-life incidents. The director had said that his train journey in 1991 to Ghaziabad from Neyveli that lasted two days and one night provided him with a plot to write Thodari, which means train in Tamil.
The film also stars Keerthi Suresh, who is on a roll in the south Indian film industry as she awaits back-to-back releases in the coming weeks. Thodari, which is touted to be India’s first movie to be filmed completely on a train, is co-produced by Prabhu in association with Sathya Jyothi Films.
The film is about a blooming romance between Keerthi, who seems to be a runaway, and Dhanush, a pantry worker on the train, amid a train hijack. Besides being visually rich, the trailer also packs a few trademark Dhanush moments that are guaranteed to enthral the actor’s fans at the theatre.