Originally, the makers had planned for a Diwali 2018 release.

Ajiths Viswasam to hit screens for Pongal 2019Digital Native
Flix Kollywood Monday, July 02, 2018 - 13:37

Following the debacle of Vivegam, Ajith has pinned high hopes Viswasam, which was officially launched earlier this year. The project was supposed to go on the floors in March, however, it had to be postponed due to the Kollywood strike, courtesy a stand-off between Tamil Film Producers Council and Digital Service Providers.

The shoot of Viswasam finally went on the floors in early May and the makers are said to have completed nearly 40 percent of shoot already. Originally, the film was planned as Diwali 2018 release but now it has now been confirmed that it will only hit the screens during Pongal 2019.

At the audio launch of Thambi Ramaiah’s Maniyar Kudumbam, director Siva was invited as one of the Chief Guests. During a casual chat with a few reporters, he revealed that Viswasam is being planned as Pongal 2019 and that they’ve so far completed 40 percent of the shoot.

The project, being bankrolled by Satyajothi Films, features Nayanthara as the leading lady. The project marks the fourth consecutive collaboration of Ajith and Siva. Ajith, who popularised the salt-and-pepper look in his last three outings, will dye his hair black and sport a new look for the film.

In a first time collaboration, D Imman has been finalised to compose music. He recently revealed that he’s thrilled to be part of the project. The film also features Yogi Babu, Vivek, Kovai Sarla and Thambi Ramaiah among others in important roles. 

The rest of the cast and crew is yet unknown. It is rumoured that Shraddha Srinath might have bagged an important role. Viswasam will be made on a much lesser budget than Vivegam, which was made on a whopping Rs 120 crore budget. Meanwhile, there are reports that Ajith might next join hands with Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru director H Vinoth or Prabhudeva for his next project.

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