opiri (English: Breath) is a 2016 Indian bilingual comedy-drama film directed by Vamsi Paidipally. A remake of Olivier Nakache & Ãric Toledano's French comedy-drama The Intouchables (2011), the film was produced by Prasad V Potluri and Kavin Anne of PVP Cinema in Telugu and Tamil as Thozha (Companion). It features Akkineni Nagarjuna, Karthi, and Tamannaah in the lead roles; Prakash Raj, Ali, Vivek, and Jayasudha play supporting roles.
The film focuses on the lives of Vikramadhitya (Nagarjuna), a quadriplegic billionaire, and Seenu (Karthi), his ex-convict caretaker. Their realisation of the primacy of life and relationships over money and disability forms the major part of its story. Gopi Sunder composed the film's soundtrack and score, and P. S. Vinod was its cinematographer. Madhu and Praveen K. L. edited the Telugu and Tamil versions, respectively. Principal photography began in March 2015, ending the following February. Most of the film was shot in and around Chennai, Hyderabad, and in Europe in Paris and Belgrade.