After the recent success of Vada Chennai, actor Dhanush and director Vetrimaran are teaming up for the fourth time with Asuran. With the film set to go on floors on January 26, the actor shared the first look of the movie on his official Twitter account.
Last seen opposite Mohanlal in Odiyan, Malayalam actor Manju Warrier will be playing the female lead in the film. It will also mark her Tamil debut. It is said that Dhanush will appear in a very different get-up in the film. The first look poster has him in the air, wielding a spear, his forehead marked with layers of thilak and a scowl on his face.
Asuran is reported to be based on a Tamil novel called Vekkai written by Poomani. The novel is a revenge drama that traces the fight of an oppressed community. However, an official confirmation regarding this is yet to be made.
It was announced that GV Prakash Kumar would be composing music for the film and Velraj is the cinematographer. Asuran will be bankrolled by Kalaipuli S Thanu, who was also the producer for VIP 2. The film would serve as a break before the team reunites once again for the sequel of Vada Chennai.
Dhanush’s last film was Maari 2, the sequel to the hit 2015 film Maari, in which he returns as a dhoti-clad, mustache-twirling rowdy. Directed by Balaji Mohan, the film got a big opening at the box office.
The actor was supposed to start his second directorial venture with Nagarjuna but he is putting it on hold. He is awaiting the release of his long pending project Enai Noki Paayum Thota, directed by Gautham Menon, which had faced some financial issues and was acquired by Lyca Productions for a budget of Rs 20 crore.
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