The trailer for the upcoming Tamil film Teddy was released on Tuesday. Judging by the trailer, director Shakti Soundar Rajan took inspiration from a Hollywood movie again and turned it into a typical Tamil ‘masala’ pot boiler. Also starring Arya, the film has a teddy bear who can talk, move, and act like your typical Tamil cinema hero pal.
While Naaigal Jaakirathai was inspired by Turner & Hooch, he turned to Hollywood’s zombie thriller for Miruthan and adopted the plot idea from Armageddon for Tik Tik Tik. For Teddy, it’s fair to assume he was inspired by director Seth MacFarlane’s Ted movie franchise. Or is it Winnie the Pooh?
From the trailer, however, it emerges that Teddy isn’t a buddy comedy like Ted. You don’t see the teddy bear smoking a joint and meeting girls. The plot of the Tamil film appears to be about a serious medical crime. The trailer throws so much information at us, including a little bit about astral projection. The hero played by Arya claims that coma patients, who are sometimes suspended between life and death, have an out-of-body experience.
Perhaps a soul that had escaped this limbo found refuge in a teddy bear and thus brought it to life. And now this teddy bear has teamed up with the hero to dismantle the sly business that is costing numerous lives.
The film has Sayyeshaa as the female lead. Sathish and Sakshi Agarwal also play supporting roles. The film, produced by KE Gnanavel Raja under the Studio Green banner, will be released directly on the OTT platform next month. Teddy will begin streaming on Disney plus Hotstar starting March 12th.