The Gautham Menon directorial Dhruva Natchathiram went on the floors early last year and is yet to hit the sliver screens. Starring Vikram in the lead role, it marks his career’s first collaboration with director Gautham Menon. Therefore, expectations are high on this film, added to the hype created by the two-minute teaser released last year.
The team is almost done with the shooting and is planning to release it this year. According to trade sources, the makers of Dhruva Natchathiram are in talks with Lyca Productions to sell its distribution rights. If the talks prove fruitful, Lyca may bag the rights, which would be a huge advantage for the film.
Written and directed by Gautham Menon, the film has been jointly produced by him, Venkat Somasundaram, Reshma Ghatala, P Madan and Senthil Veeraasamy under the banners Ondraga Entertainment, Escape Artists Motion Pictures and Kondaduvom Entertainment.
Tipped to be the biggest film in Gautham Menon’s career, Vikram plays John / Yohan / Dhruv in this spy thriller. The film stars Aishwarya Rajesh and Ritu Varma as the leading ladies. Parthiepan, Simran, Raadhika Sarathkumar, Shravanthi Sainath, Dhivyadharshini and Fasil Tharammal form the supporting cast.
Harris Jayaraj has composed music for this venture and cinematography has been handled by Jomon T John, Santhana Krishnan Ravichandran and Manoj Paramahamsa. The film has been edited by Praveen Antony.
Though the initial plan was to shoot a major portion of the film in the US, Gautham Menon eventually decided on some European countries. While the teaser of the film, shot in New York, was released last year, the shooting proceeded at a slow pace owing to various reasons. In August, the team was in Georgia where they shot some scenes in gruelling weather conditions.
Dhruva Natchathiram, being a spy thriller, has been shot in several foreign locations, including Bulgaria, UAE, Georgia and Turkey.
The film’s release date will be locked once the deal with Lyca Productions is through, say sources.
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