Nivin Pauly’s straight Tamil movie Richie will release world wide on December 8. ​The actor announced the news on Twitter.

​​The film is directed by Gautham Ramachandran and written by Rakshit Shetty. Rakshit wrote and starred in the ​o​riginal Kannada version which was titled Ulidavaru Kandanthe.

Richie will be a​n​ action crime drama which stars Nivin Pauly, Natarajan Subramaniam, Ashok Selvan, Prakash Raj, Shraddha Srinath and Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli in the lead roles. The film’s production started last year and was mai​nl​y​ filmed along the Tamil Nadu coastline near Tuticorin​.

Nivin Pauly is fairly popular in Tamil owing to the huge success of Premam. He has also starred in the bilingual Neram and short story Eli​. However Ritchie will mark his formal entry into Kollywood