Netrikann’s true story, film cast and everything about this new version of Hotstar
Polar Netrikann, starring Nayanthara, is released on Hotstar today. Here is everything you need to know about this Tamil movie.
tamil movie Netrikann (Third Eye translation) drops on Disney + Hotstar today, and it’s a treat that Nayanthara fans have been looking forward to. She plays a visually impaired young woman who is a key witness in a serial killer case. The trailer says she’s trying to take on the killer in what appears to be a cat-and-mouse game. The official two-minute trailer has a lot going for it – keeping the pace nice and tense. The film seems to be the one that will not disappoint. Here’s why we have this movie on our weekend viewing list.
Netrikann history and reasons to watch –
Netrikann Film casting: Nayanthara shines
This will be Nayanthara’s 65th film release, and she will be seen on screen now after her latest Malayalam film. Nijal. She plays a military aspirant who loses her sight and her brother in an accident and falls into the sights of a serial killer on the hunt in Chennai. The trailer shows her as a strong woman, a woman who has made peace with her fate and yet is not the type to let her disadvantage be ridiculed by anyone.
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Netrikann true story: Korean movie remake
Netrikann is an official remake of the 2011 Korean film Blind, directed by Ahn Sang Hoon. Starring Kim Ha-neul, in the lead role, she won Best Actress at the 48th Grand Bell Awards and the 32nd Blue Dragon Film Awards. Without giving too much away, read the plot of the film and make connections with NetrikannThe trailer for will give you a good idea of what to expect.
Kross Pictures is the company responsible for bringing Korean films to India and is also the co-producer of Netrikann. The same company that co-produced Amitabh Bacchan-Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s film Te3n, a remake of the 2013 Korean film Assembly.
Blind was also remade in Chinese in 2015 and titled The witness, and interestingly, by the same director as the original Korean film. In Japan, the film was remade with the title Minenai Mokugeku-sha (translated by Sightless Witness). This one was released in 2019. Bollywood also directed the film with Sonam Kapoor and with the title Blind. The film was directed by Shome Makhija and is currently in post-production.
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For international moviegoers, it will be a great exercise in cinematic appreciation to see all of the remakes of the film and see how each version responds to the sensibilities of the local audience.
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