Much-awaited film Settai is all set to hit the screens tomorrow (April 5). It is a remake of superhit Hindi film Delhi Belly.
The Bollywood version was an adult comedy where there were lots
of cuss words in the film. But the Tamil version is targeted
towards family audience. Director Kannan has omitted vulgar
dialogues and changed the script to suit the local audience yet
retaining the core plot.
The title of the film was chosen after asking netizens to
suggest a name. The contest created by the film team got good
response on Twitter and based on people's verdict, the film was
named Settai. Varuthapadaatha Vaalibar Sangam and
Vai Raja Vai were also considered.
Arya, Santhanam, Premji
Amaren will be reprising the roles played by Imran Khan, Vir Das
and Kunaal Roy Kapoor in the original. Hansika Motwani and Anjali
were roped in to play the female leads, which were played by Poorna
Jagannathan and Shenaz Treasurywala in the Hindi version. Nassar,
Ali, Subbu Panchu, Suja Varunee and others were signed for the
supporting cast. Neetu Chandra has done a special number in the
Explaining about the cast and convicing actors to star in the
film, Kannan claimed, "Casting for Settai was most
challenging because initially all the actors were sceptical how
would I remake the film for Tamil audience. When I met Arya to
discuss the idea of the film, he was taken aback that how am I even
going to remake the original without using any cuss word. And so
did the female actors. But I sat down with them and explained how
family-friendly this film would be," he added.
The first promotional video was attached with Mugamoodi in cinemas and simultaneously released on YouTube. The teaser was overwhelmingly received by audience, as it fetched 2.8 lakh hits, which was one of the highest at that time, in three days. Continue reading on the slideshow...
SS Thaman has composed five tracks for Settai. The
interesting part of the album is that Madhan Karky wrote his 100th
song for the film. Madhan entered the Tamil film industry in
He wrote his first song 'Irumbile...' for Rajini's
Endhiran directed by Shankar. But a song written by him
later for director Kannan's Kandean Kadhalai was the first
to release. His 100th song for director Kannan's Settai is
Settai's music especially the song 'Agalathey,
Agalathey', has been topping the charts of all the Tamil FM
The multi-starrer comedy will is releasing worldwide in over 500
screens. It is hitting screens in Andhra Pradesh as Crazy
The film produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapoor
for UTV Motion Pictures has PG Muthaiah's cinematography and Leo
John Paul's editing.