Rana Daggubati’s Haathi Mere Saathi inspired by man-animal conflicts in Kaziranga

Adventure film Haathi Mere Saathi, featuring Rana Daggubati, is inspired by unfortunate events of human encroaching upon elephant corridor in Kaziranga, Assam.

The film, to be released in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, will hit the big screens on April 2.

The trilingual film explores the relationship between a mahout and his elephant. The film will release as “Kaadan” in Tamil and “Aranya” in Telugu.

Apart from announcing the release date, the makers have also unveiled a new poster in which Rana Daggubati can be seen standing in front of an elephant.

Rana Daggubati is the protagonist in all three titles. While Pulkit Samrat plays Rana’s parallel lead in the Hindi version, southern actor Vishnu Vishal essays the role in “Kaadan” and “Aranya”. The heroines in all three versions are Shriya Pilgaonkar and Zoya Hussain.

Talking about the film, director Prabu Solomon said: “I am very excited about the project. The objective of bringing out a narrative of this scale in three different languages is to reach out to audiences in various parts of India. It is a subject that needs everyone’s attention and should be talked about. I hope we make a difference with the three titles.”

The movie is inspired by the unfortunate event of humans encroaching upon the elephant corridor in Kaziranga, Assam. The film traces the narrative of a man, essayed by Rana, who dedicates most of his life living in the jungle, with the sole purpose of protecting wild animals.

Produced by Eros International, the film’s VFX has been done by Prana Studios, who have worked on Hollywood biggies such as Life Of Pi, Thor and Detective Bymokesh Bakshi.

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