Kannan’s bilingual, a remake of The Great Indian Kitchen, is set in Karaikudi

Kannan will be helming a Tamil-Telugu bilingual next. The yet-to-be-titled film will go on floors from March in Karaikudi. Kannan says, “I’ve acquired the Tamil and Telugu remake rights of the Malayalam film, The Great Indian Kitchen, and will be directing it simultaneously in both the languages. It’s a critically appreciated film – it has a very strong script and will lend itself beautifully to the Tamil audience’s taste. It beautifully showcased the plight of a homemaker, a wife, and it kind of made us think twice even if we want to ask them to get us a glass of water now, especially when all we are doing is just sitting.” He adds, “Since it’s a bilingual, I’ll be casting a leading actress who’s popular in both the industries. Even the male lead is well known in the south. I’ve almost zeroed in on the cast, and will be announcing them soon.”

While PG Muthiah will be handling the camera, Rajkumar is taking care of the art department. “Pattukottai Prabhakar is writing the dialogues,” he informs.

Meanwhile, Kannan also has his film with Atharvaa, Anupama Parameswaran and Amitash Pradhan, titled Thalli Pogathey, ready for release. “We have just finished the dubbing work, and are fine-tuning the final product. We are looking for a good release window now,” he says.