Dhanush and Gautham Menon have joined hands for the first time in the upcoming Tamil action-thriller Enai Noki Paayum Thota. The film has been on the floors for a very long time. The industry grapevine is that the project was on the back burner for a few months as producer Madan, who had bankrolled Dhanush's Kodi, hadn't cleared his remuneration for a long time and the latter had given up on the project.
However, after months of delay, the project finally took off in the beginning of 2017. Dhanush went back to the sets of Enai Noki Paayum Thota after a long hiatus on Monday. Gautham took to Twitter and wrote: â€śNothing makes more sense than being at shoot. And when actors make it look so easy. ENPT in its final schedule and a special combination of Dhanush and Sasikumar. And suddenly realized itâ€™s a combination of three directors too.â€ť
Gautham went on to share a picture featuring Dhanush and Sasikumar from the first day's shoot. Actor-filmmaker Sasikumar has been roped in recently to play a pivotal role in the film. While some reports claim that he plays the antagonist, the makers are yet to verify these rumours. Megha Akash plays the filmâ€™s leading lady.
Nothing makes more sense than being at shoot. And when actors make it look so easy. ENPT in its final schedule and a special combination of @dhanushkraja and @SasikumarDir . And suddenly realised itâ€™s a combination of 3 directors too! #ENPTFinalScheduleBegins pic.twitter.com/tbCBwgBfXJâ€” Gauthamvasudevmenon (@menongautham) July 16, 2018
The film will be wrapped up by this month-end and the makers are looking at a September release. 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 A.R Rahman was the composer of the album after the phenomenal response to the first single of the album. 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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