After delivering smash hit Dharmadurai in 2016, actor Vijay Sethupathi and National award-winning filmmaker Seenu Ramasamy are teaming up for the fourth time for a project titled Maamanidhan, and it will be produced by Yuvan Shankar Raja.
For the first time ever, the film will see three composers from the same family join hands. A day after being conferred the Padma Vibhushan, it has been confirmed that Ilayaraaja will team up with his sons Yuvan Shankar Raja and Karthik Raja to score music for Maamanidhan. Yuvan took to Twitter to share the news on the occasion of Republic Day.
On this honourable happy occasion we @YSRfilms are delighted to announce our next project with my father Ilayaraja,brother Karthikraja and myself scoring music together for the first time for my production venture #Maamanidhan staring @i_vijaysethu directed by @seenuramasamy— Yuvanshankar raja (@thisisysr) January 26, 2018
The project is slated to go on the floors very soon. The rest of the cast and crew will be finalized soon.
Vijay had said in the past that he would never hesitate to work with Ramasamy, who is known for giving the former his big break with Thenmerku Paruvakaatru. The duo had also worked in a film called Idam Porul Yaeval, which is still struggling to find a release.
Vijay agreed to do Dharmadurai because Idam Porul Yaeval, despite being completed long back, has been lying in the cans for a very long time. This year, they hope to bring the film out.
Meanwhile, Vijay Sethupathi will be seen playing a theatre artist in his 25th film Seethakathi, which will see him reunite with Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom director Balaji Tharaneetharan. This year, he also has other interesting projects such as Oru Nalla Naal Parthu Solren, 96 and Mani Ratnam's yet-untitled multi-starrer.