Siddharth will be seen next playing the titular character in Chithha (2023) which deals with the relationship between an uncle and his niece, the uncle being commonly referred to as ‘Chithappa in Tamil Nadu’.
The teaser for the film gives a sneak peek into a self-contained world of a rarely explored central relationship in mainstream films, the bonding between a young girl and her father’s younger brother (Chithappa). The film directed by S U Arun Kumar of Sethupathi (2016) and Sindhubaadh (2019) fame will deal with the day to day interactions between the uncle and niece and how their normalcy is fractured after a series of unforeseen situations, forcing the uncle to adopt dire means to protect his loved ones.
The teaser presents Siddharth in a never before seen avatar and also introduces the supporting cast of actors including Nimisha Vijayan and Anjali Nair. The short video ends with the caption, “How far will you go for your child,”, clearly etching out the high stakes of the drama and its repercussions.
Chithha is bankrolled by Siddarth’s home production house Ekati Entertainments, which has previously bankrolled films like Kaadhalil Sodhappuvadhu (2012), Jil Jung Juk (2016) and Aval (2017) all featuring Siddarth as the lead. The first look poster for the film was released by actor Kamal Haasan, with a short video promo introducing the meaning of the title.
The makers are also planning for a Telugu language version of the film with the title Chinna. The film will have music by Dhibu Ninan Thomas and cinematography by Balaji Subramanyam. Chithha is all set to be released in theatres on September 28.