Mahendran plays Udhayanidhi’s father

Veteran director Mahendran, who played a dreaded villain in Vijay’s ‘Theri’, will now be seen as Udhayanidhi Stalin’s father in a film to be directed by Priyadarshan.

The yet untitled flick is a remake of Fahad Faasil’s ‘Maheshinte Prathikaaram’. Currently, shooting for the movie is progressing in Tenkasi and surrounding locales in a brisk way.

Samuthirakani, who playing the baddie in this flick, has also penned dialogues for the film. Produced by Santhosh of Moonshot Entertainment, the film has Namitha Pramod and M S Baskar in important roles.

Recently, Udhayanidhi Stalin wrote on his social media page: “Happy to announce my next project wit Dir Priyadarshan sir! Produced by moonshot entertainment Santosh sir!”.

On his part, Priyadarshan said, “The film’s screenplay will have ample changes, the characters and the backdrop will be tweaked to suit the sensibilities of Tamil audiences. This version will have more scope for humour, too.”