Dhanush and filmmaker Gautham Menon have joined hands for the first time in upcoming Tamil action-thriller Enai Noki Paayum Thota, which has been on the floors for a very long time. After facing several setbacks over the course of last two years, the film’s shoot was finally wrapped up on Tuesday in Mumbai where the final portion was being shot.
In the Mumbai schedule, actor-filmmaker Sasikumar, who plays a key role in the film, shot his portion. Gautham Menon took to Twitter to announce the completion of the project and also confirmed that Enai Noki Paayum Thota is gearing up for Diwali release. This means it’s going to be Dhanush versus Vijay at the box-office this festive season.
ENPT and it’s a wrap. Finally! Thank you @dhanushkraja— Gauthamvasudevmenon (@menongautham) September 4, 2018
Very special thanks to @SasikumarDir for going out of his way to accommodate us.
And of course the beautiful @akash_megha..
It’s onto you now @DarbukaSiva& @editorpraveen to further sculpt the film. Thank you team ENPT pic.twitter.com/YWliSULFUU
One of the reasons for the long time taken to complete the project is that producer Madan, who had bankrolled Dhanush's Kodi, hadn't cleared his remuneration for a long time and the latter gave up on the project.
However, after months of delay, the project finally took off in the beginning of 2017. Megha Akash plays the leading lady and this project was supposed to mark her debut, but she already has a few projects to her credit. The film also stars Sunainaa in a crucial role.
Tipped to be a campus-based action drama, the film has music by Darbuka Siva whose identity was kept a secret for a long time. The makers promoted him as Mr X to create curiosity amongst fans. The idea paid off as the songs were extremely well received. There were rumours that AR Rahman was the composer of the album after the phenomenal response to the first single. For months, the makers dodged every speculation and maintained secrecy about the composer's name.
Dhanush, meanwhile, has a bunch of films in different stages of production including Vada Chennai and Maari 2.
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