Nivin Pauly is easily one of the most celebrated stars in Kollywood from the Malayalam film industry. His film, Premam ran for more than 200 days in Tamil Nadu, which is considered a rare feat even for a Tamil film. Now, the actor is presently gearing up for his next straight Tamil release, which is helmed by Gautham Ramachandran. Initially, it was speculated that this project had been titled, Santa Maria. Later, rumours were abuzz that Avargal was the chosen one, but now, the team has officially announced a title. Speaking to DC, director Gautham says, “We have fixed Richie as the title and it is Nivin’s name in the film. We had considered a lot of options and producers Anand Kumar and Vinod Shornur felt that Richie would be perfect for the film. The title design and the first look poster will be unveiled in the coming week.”
Currently, the post-production work of Richie is underway. “Since Nivin is dubbing for himself in Tamil for the first time, he is spending a lot of time getting the diction right. He has wrapped up 75 percent of his work and we are planning to release the film this summer,” reveals the director. We had earlier reported that Richie is adapted from the famous Kannada film, Ulidavaru Kandanthe. The Tamil version will focus on two important characters played by Nivin and Natarajan Subramanian. When asked about the name of Natty’s character in the film, Gautham remained tight-lipped and stated that it would be better to watch it on screen. Shraddha Srinath, Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramoul, Prakash Raj, Elango Kumaravel, GK Reddy and Naveen Kunjumon are part of the supporting cast.