Haathi Mere Saathi (2020 film)

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Haathi Mere Saathi
Haathi Mere Saathi film poster.jpg
First look poster of Hindi version
Directed byPrabu Solomon
Produced byEros International
Written byNiranjan Iyengar
(Hindi dialogues)
StarringRana Daggubati
Vishnu Vishal
Pulkit Samrat
Shriya Pilgaonkar
Zoya Hussain
Music byShantanu Moitra
CinematographyAshok Kumar
Edited byBhuvan Srinivasan
Distributed byEros International
Release date
  • 2 April 2020 (2020-04-02)

Haathi Mere Saathi (lit.Elephants are my friends) in Hindi, Kaadan (lit.Jungle man) in Tamil and Aranya (lit.Jungle man) in Telugu[1] is an upcoming Indian multilingual film directed by Prabu Solomon. It features Rana Daggubati, Vishnu Vishal, Pulkit Samrat, Shriya Pilgaonkar and Zoya Hussain in the lead roles.[2] The film is simultaneously being shot in Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil with a different cast across languages.[3][4] The conflict arises when a corporate giant threatens to destroy the jungle and the eco-system of elephants, a son of the soil, the protector of the forest, rises to protect his home – the forest.[5] The animals and herd of elephants come to his rescue, will they succeed?[6] The film is a tribute of sorts to the late legendary actor Rajesh Khanna but will have an entirely fresh storyline.[7][8] The film was announced on 13 December 2017 with the first look released on 1 January 2018.[9]



The film began production when Prabhu Solomon wanted to bring the issue of elephant abuse to the light. Unnikrishnan, an elephant who played a role in Kumki 2, also plays a pivotal role in the film.[13] The makers initially announced Kalki Koechlin to play a role in the film. However, she was replaced by Shriya Pilgaonkar.[15]


The film is scheduled to release on 2 April 2020.[16]


Haathi Mere Saathi
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelEros Music
ProducerEros International

The music for the film has been composed by Shantanu Moitra and lyrics written by Swanand Kirkire (Hindi version) and Vanamali (Telugu/Tamil version).


  1. ^ "'Haathi Mere Saathi' completes second schedule - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  2. ^ Ians (2 January 2018). "Rana unveils his new look in "Haathi Mere Saathi"". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Rana Daggubati sheds 15 Kg for his upcoming film Haathi Mere Saathi". Deccan Chronicle. 4 January 2018. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  4. ^ Iyengar, Shriram. "Haathi Mere Saathi first look: Rana Daggubati is intense, fierce as Bandev". Cinestaan. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Rana to camp in the jungles of Kerala to film 'Haathi Mere Saathi'".
  6. ^ "Rana Daggubati off to Kerala for Haathi Mere Saathi".
  7. ^ "Haathi Mere Saathi is a Tribute to Rajesh Khanna - Movie Alles". Movie Alles. 19 August 2018. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Rana Daggubati to star in trilingual film Haathi Mere Saathi, will pay tribute to Rajesh Khanna". The Indian Express. 30 November 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Rana Daggubati on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Rana Daggubati on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Haathi Mere Saathi: Vishnu Vishal joins Rana Daggubati's film". India Today. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Rana Daggubati on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Mukkabaaz actress Zoya Hussain to star in Haathi Mere Saathi?".
  14. ^ https://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/movies/kaadan-is-the-toughest-movie-ive-been-a-part-of-rana-daggubati/article30808632.ece
  15. ^ https://www.newindianexpress.com/entertainment/hindi/2019/jan/12/shriya-pilgaonkar-replaces-kalki-koechlin-in-haathi-mere-saathi-1923884.html
  16. ^ "Rana Daggubati's Haathi Mere Saathi to release on April 2". India Tv. 10 February 2020. Retrieved 10 February 2020.

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