Directed by: Prabu Solomon
Starring: Rana Daggubati, Vishnu Vishal, Pulkit Samrat, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Zoya Hussain
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Release Date: 02 April, 2020
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Haathi Mere Saathi in Hindi, Kaadan in Tamil and Aranya in Telugu is an upcoming Indian multilingual film directed by Prabu Solomon. It features Rana Daggubati, Vishnu Vishal, Pulkit Samrat, Shriya Pilgaonkar and Zoya Hussain in the lead roles. The film is simultaneously being shot in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu with a different cast across languages. The conflict arises when a corporate giant threatens to destroy the jungle and the eco-system of elephants. A son of the soil, the protector of the forest, rises to protect his home – the forest. The animals and herd of elephants come to his rescue, will they succeed? The film is a tribute of sorts to the late legendary actor Rajesh Khanna but will have an entirely fresh story line. The film was announced on 13 December 2017 with the first look released on 1 January 2018.
The film began production when Prabhu Solomon wanted to bring the issue of elephant abuse to the light. Unnikrishnan, an elephant who played a role in Kumki 2, also plays a pivotal role in the film. Rana Daggubati shed 15 kilograms for this films by eating vegetarian food for six weeks. The makers initially announced Kalki Koechlin to play a role in the film. However, she was replaced by Shriya Pilgaonkar.
The film is scheduled to release on 2 April 2020.
The music for the film has been composed by Shantanu Moitra and lyrics written by Swanand Kirkire (Hindi version) and Vanamali (Telugu / Tamil version). The background score is composed by D. Imman.