Karthi and Rakul had acted together in 'Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru'.

55 crore budget for Karthi-Rakul starrer DevDigital Native
Flix Kollywood Friday, June 01, 2018 - 16:15

Actor Karthi, who played an upright police officer in last year’s critically-acclaimed Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru, has joined hands with director Rajath Ravishankar for a mega budget action film which has been titled Dev, its makers announced on Friday.

To be bankrolled by Prince Pictures and Reliance Entertainment, Rakul Preet Singh, who was also part of Theeran, has reunited with Karthi for this project.

Actors such as Ramya Krishnan, Prakash Raj, Amrutha and R.J Vignesh will be seen in pivotal roles. Veteran actor Karthik will be playing a cameo. The makers added that the film is being shot on a lavish budget of Rs. 55 crore. The next schedule starts from Saturday in Hyderabad.

This 10-day phase will involve filming action sequences, especially a mammoth car chasing block and a song. Following this, the crew will be shooting some edge-of-the-seat action scenes against the backdrop of the Himalayas, Europe and the US.

Harris Jayaraj has been signed to compose the music. Debut director Rajath, according to a press statement, has previously worked with directors such as Saravanan, R. Kannan and Anurag Kashyap. Other technical crew include cinematographer R. Velraj, editor Ruben and art director Jayashri Narayanan.

Karthi has just completed shooting for Pandiraj’s Kadai Kutty Singam. He plays a farmer in the film and is paired with Sayyeshaa, last seen in Vanamagan. If all goes as planned, Karthi will have two releases this year. There are rumours doing the rounds that he might reunite with director H. Vinoth next year for Theeran sequel. However, these reports are premature and need to be taken with a pinch of salt.

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