Kanithan is 2016 Tamil action thriller written and directed by T.N.Santosh and produced by S.Thanu. Aatarva and Catherine Teresa have played the lead roles in this film which has music composed by Shiva Mani.
The film was declared a hit at the time of the release by critics and the audiences and it was also remade in Kannada with the title Athiratha. Now the plans are on to remake the film in Telugu.
Nikhil Siddharth who is currently busy remaking the Kannada super hit Kirik Party is in consideration to play the lead role in the remake of Kanithan. Earlier a couple of Telugu heroes were reached to do this remake but all the plans were cancelled due to several reasons. Now Nikhil is keen on doing this project and the official announcement regarding the film launch will be made soon.