Suriyaâ€™s Thaana Serntha Kootam is all set for a Sankaranthi release with plans on to have it released in Telugu titled as Gang. In fact, the makers are keen on releasing both the Tamil and Telugu versions simultaneously across the globe. But recent rumours were that the Telugu version, Gang, might be pushed out of the Sankaranthi release race.
The makers of the film have now clarified that Gang will indeed hit the marquee on January 12 and there is no confusion over it. Leading distribution house, UV Creations are ensuring that the film is released throughout Andhra and Telangana regions without any delay and along with the Tamil version Thaana Serntha Kootam.
Directed by Vignesh Shivan, the film stars Suriya and Keerthi Suresh as the lead pair. It also has veteran hero Karthik in a pivotal role with the star cast including Suresh Chandra Menon, Sudhakar, Senthil, Ramya Krishnan and Sathyan. Aniridh Ravichander has composed music for this flick.
It may be noted that the Telugu movie Agnyathavasi has Keerthi Suresh as the female lead and Anirudh will be making his debut as music composer in the Telugu film industry with the same film. This film is also slated for release this Sankaranthi.
Dinesh Krishnan has cranked the camera for Thaana Serntha Kootam / Gang with A Sreekar Prasad editing it. The film is bankrolled by KE Gnanavel Raja under his banner Studio Green on a budget of Rs. 90 crores. The shooting of this film was wrapped up late last month and the post production work is happening at a brisk pace.
There have been reports doing the rounds that the film is a remake of the Bollywood blockbuster hit movie Special 26. Vignesh Shivan recently clarified that the producers of TSK had bought the remake rights of Special 26 and it is not an exact remake. Special 26, a period heist crime thriller, was directed by Neeraj Pandey and starred Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher, Kajal Aggarwal, in the lead roles. It hit the screens in 2013.
Vignesh Shivanâ€™s maiden directorial was the Simbu starrer Podaa Podi and his next was the hit movie Naanum Rowdy Thaan which had Vijay Sethupathi and Nayanthara in the lead roles.