For the upcoming time, it has been reported that Kamal Haasan’s dream venture – which had been abandoned long back – Maruthanayagam would be reviewed soon. Lyca production Subashkaran met Kamal recently to discuss about the Maruthanayagam to finalize the process of taking the film’s shoot forward.
30 minutes of the shoot of Maruthanayagam, whose script kicked up a huge controversy, have been completed and the remained of the film’s shoot was suspended due to financial issues. Much to the happiness of Kamal Haasan’s films, it now appears that the film would finally see the light of the day in theatres sometime next year.
Kamal, who has just resumed the shoot of his upcoming film Sabaash Naidu after suspending the shoot due to his leg injury suffered a few months back, suffered a personal blow. Kamal is back to work now.
It has been reported that national award-winning actor Dhanushwould be essaying Karthik’s role in the Hindi remake of ace director Mani Ratnam’s Agni Natchathiram.
Released in 1988, Agni Natchathiram was an instant hit; it starred Prabhu, Amala, Karthik, Nirosha and Vijayakumar in lead roles. Maestro Ilaiyaraaja’s amazing music, Karthi’s exuberance and Prabhu’s ever-casual portrayal resulted in the film’s huge success at the box-office. 28 years later, the film is now about to be remade in Hindi as Bijoy Nambiar steps in as the director.
Vicky Kaushik was earlier roped in to play Karthi’s role but as he backed out of the film after getting to know his heroine in the film, he has since been replaced by Dhanush (third Hindi film after Raanjhnaa and Shamitabh). Harshvardhan Rane plays Prabhu’s role in the film.
Venkat Prabhu has delivered a clean sixer with his Chennai 600028 II which is rocking at the box office as viewers are getting their money’s worth spending two and a half hours at the theatres. The film has grossed close to 7.5 Crores in the opening weekend in Tamil Nadu.
The Chennai box office has brought in 1.22 Crores, Coimbatore 1.6 Crores, Chengalpattu area 2.3 Crores and the rest from the other territories. The Yuvan Shankar Raja musical which has Jai, Mirchi Siva, Vijayalakshmi, Nithin Sathya, Premgi Amaran, Ajay Raj, Arvind Akash, Inigo Prabhakar and Vijay Vasanth among others in the cast is gaining huge by positive word of mouth and is expected to hold strongly through the next weekend also.
MS Saravanan of Sri Green Productions, who owns the Tamil Nadu distribution rights of Vijay’s Bairavaa, has confirmed the film’s release on January 12th on Thursday for the Pongal weekend. He has also said that the team is planning to release the audio on December 20th and close the entire TN business before audio launch.
Directed by Bharathan and produced by Vijaya Productions, Bairavaa is currently under the post production stage. The album composed by Santhosh Narayanan is eagerly awaited by fans. Keerthy Suresh plays the lead heroine in the movie.
Vijay looks much younger and smart with a new hair style. The first glimpse of his face comes with a large smile. The actor seems to have put phenomenal efforts to pull off the stunt sequences with the mass factor intact. The dialogue delivery which is one of the biggest strengths of the actor seems to have gone to a new level in this film.