Athithi is a Tamil thriller movie directed by Bharathan. The film features Nandha, Nikesh Ram and Ananya in the leading roles while Thambi Ramiah, V. V. Prasanna, Varsha, and Senrayan play pivotal roles.
It is a remake of the 2010 Malayalam film Cocktail (2010), which was co-written by Anoop Menon. The film's shoot is in progress and will release in 2014.
Story In Detail
Nandha is one of the key brains behind the success of a construction firm. He has rivals within and outside the office, jealous of his success. At home, he has a blissful life with his wife Ananya and daughter Devipriya.
But things go terribly wrong for Nandha and Ananya one fine morning, with a stranger named Nikesh, who asks for a lift in their car.
For the first few minutes, Nikesh appears to be a naive mild guy but his tone changes soon and he begins to blackmail the couple, telling them that their daughter is kidnapped and with just one phone call from him the brand-new babysitter will kill her.
They are forced to obey several bizarre instructions one after the other. First Nikesh asks them to withdraw the entire balance from their bank account in cash. Soon after Nikesh sets fire to the currency notes in a suitcase and throws the whole thing into a river along with their wallets.
Nikesh then proceeds to ask for more money, so Nandha sells his wrist watch worth one hundred thousand rupees, for a sum of just Rs 6000.
As the day progresses both Nandha and Ananya are made to drive around and perform several tasks, including leaking Nandha's firm's top secret business plans to their rival group, forcing Nandha to bargain with a sex worker, etc.
Nikesh also traps them in a sleazy lodge where he begins to remove Ananya's garments but stops short of proceeding further. At last, towards the late hours of the night, they reach Nandha's boss's house.
Nandha is asked to shoot his boss if he wants to have his daughter returned alive. Nandha enters the house and to his surprise finds his colleague there.
Here the drama unveils which played by the Nikesh to be watched on big screen.