The Tamil remake of the Malayalam movie Ishq is directed by Shiv Mohaa, who previously made Zero. Earlier, the team released the first look poster of the film revealing the title as Aasai. Pariyerum Perumal fame Kathir and Bachelor heroine Divya Bharathi share the screen for the first time in the upcoming film. The Aasai team has now released the first single track, which is titled Kaadhal Kannadi. This song and the rest of the album is composed by Revaa, who has previously scored for a few movies and series, including the recently-released hit ZEE5 web series, Ayali. Kapil Kapilan and Srinisha Jayaseelan have sung Kaadhal Kannadi and Viveka has written the lyrics. The first single released is a breezy romantic number and has been picturised on Divya Bharathi and Kathir.
Aasai is the remake of the Malayalam film, Ishq, a romantic thriller released in 2019 starring Shane Nigam, Ann Sheetal, Shine Tom Chacko, and Leona Lishoy. The plot of the Malayalam film is about two young people who seek joy after losing love and their desire for mutual trust. Both in terms of critical acclaim and box office success, Ishq was well-received. The filmmakers have opted to go with a Tamil remake because they want to take the movie to a wider audience as they believe in its message. Kathir and Divya Bharathi okay the lead roles, while Linga, Alexandersamy, and Poorna are appearing in major supporting roles.
Kathir previously appeared in two films in 2022. He did a cameo appearance in Akka Kuruvi and acted in Suzhal: The Vortex, which was released on Amazon Prime Video. Divya Bharathi, on the other hand, was seen last in the romantic courtroom drama, Bachelor, for which she received a big appreciation from both critics and audience. She has also appeared in a film with Mugen Rao named Madhil Mel Kaadhal, which is yet to be released.
Watch Kathir and Divya Bharathi in the Kaadhal Kannadi song from Aasai in the video below: