Director Mani Ratnam’s upcoming film, which has not been titled yet, is likely to have an interesting star cast. While it has been revealed already that Simbu, Vijay Sethupathi and Arvind Swamy are onboard, the latest we hear from sources is that Anthony Varghese of Angamaly Diaries fame will be seen in a pivotal role in the film. It is said that the young actor has been approached by the Mani Ratnam team for a role, but whether he is on board or not is not certain yet.
Oscar winning music composer AR Rahman has been signed to compose the tunes for this flick and Santosh Sivan will be cranking the camera.
Anthony Varghese shot to limelight with his debut movie Angamaly Diaries in which he played Vincent Pepe. The film, directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery, was one of the biggest hits in the Malayalam film industry and it catapulted Anthony Varghese to star status instantly. He is currently busy with the Malayalam film Swathanthryam Ardharathriyil which is being directed by debutant Tinu Pappachan. Reports say that the actor will be playing a thug in this thriller. Apart from Anthony Varghese, the film also has Chemban Vinod Jose and Vinayakan in important roles. The shooting of this film began in October last year and it is expected to hit the silver screens in March this year.
If Anthony Varghese manages to get on board the Mani Ratnam directorial, then it would mark his debut in the Tamil film industry.
The film will go on the floors this month but the shooting is expected to begin full swing from next month. Reports say that the actors have undergone special training and have prepared well, much ahead of the regular shooting. Mani Ratnam will be directing the movie and bankrolling it under his banner Madras Talkies