Maestro AR Rahman has been signed as the composer of Vikram's next yet-untitled project with director Ajay Gnanamuthu. The makers made the announcement via a special poster which was unveiled by Ajay on his Twitter page.
"Super Duper excited to have the musical genius @arrahman sir on board. Dreams do come true #ChiyaanVikram58 #ChiyaanVikram @Lalit_SevenScr @AndhareAjit @iamarunviswa @proyuvraaj @LokeshJey @sooriaruna," Ajay tweeted. The rest of the cast and crew are yet to be officially announced.
Super Duper excited to have the musical genius @arrahman sir on board Dreams do come true #ChiyaanVikram58 #ChiyaanVikram @Lalit_SevenScr @AndhareAjit @iamarunviswa @proyuvraaj @LokeshJey @sooriaruna pic.twitter.com/QfseE3Bm3s— Ajay Gnanamuthu (@AjayGnanamuthu) July 13, 2019
The project, which marks the third time union of Vikram and Rahman after Raavanan and I, was officially announced in May and will be currently dubbed as Chiyaan Vikram 58. To be produced by 7 Screen Studio in association with Viacom 18 Studios, the project will go on the floors from August 2019 and the makers plan to release it in April 2020.
“This film will be a Pan-Indian project catering to the Tamil, Hindi and Telugu audience. It will be produced on a massive scale in association with Viacom 18 Motion Pictures. The cast and technicians will have big names of all industries collaborating for this film,” read a statement from the makers.
The project marks the first time collaboration of Vikram and Ajay, who is best known for helming Demonte Colony and last year’s Imaikkaa Nodigal starring Nayanthara. Talking about the project, Ajay told Times of India: “The only thing I can divulge right now is that Vikram’s role will be a challenging one. Of course, he has always taken up challenging roles, but I think this one will be better than all of those.”
The first look poster, which was released in June, features what appears to be Vikram in multiple avatars. There are rumours that Vikram might be seen playing a photographer in the film which will be an out-and-out action-thriller.
Vikram’s last release was Samy Square in 2018, and the actor will next be seen in upcoming thriller Kadaram Kondan, being directed by Rajesh M Selva. It is reported that the film is expected to hit the screens on July 19.
Bankrolled by Kamal Haasan under his banner Raaj Kamal Films International. The film stars Vikram and Kamal’s daughter Akshara Haasan as the lead pair.
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