Director Pa Ranjith, who had last directed Superstar Rajinikanth’s Kabali and Kaala back-to-back, is currently focusing on the biopic of the tribal leader Birsa Munda. While this film is expected to go on the floors soon, the latest is that the director will be collaborating with Arya next. The flick is touted to be on the life of a boxer.
Pa Ranjith had announced that he will be producing a biopic on Birsa Munda on the birthday anniversary of the leader last year. Bankrolled by Namah Productions, the project is touted to be on a massive scale. According to reports, Pa Ranjith plans to have north Indian actors for this project as it is set in the northern parts of India. The film will be based on Mahasweta Devi’s novel Aranyer Adhikar and the director is doing extensive research.
Sources told Cinema Express, “The director has locked the script for the biopic and the team is currently busy with pre-production. It will be a grand film that requires a lot of work and attention, so Ranjith is currently focussed only on this project. Ranjith’s next Tamil film will only be after the Hindi project and it might star Arya.”
Pa Ranjith’s Neelam Productions made its debut with the critically-acclaimed Mari Selvaraj film, Pariyerum Perumal, which chronicles caste-based issues in Tamil Nadu. Featuring Kathir in the role of a youngster from a backward caste who faces discrimination, the film impressed both critics and audiences alike and has been identified as one of the most important films in recent times.
The director’s third production venture, announced recently, will be directed by Suresh Mari, who has been Ranjith’s assistant for quite some time. Featuring Kalaiarasan and Arvind Akash, the project will go on the floors soon and is expected to hit the screens in the first half of 2020. He is also producing Irandaam Ulagaporin Kadaisi Gundu, which stars Attakathi Dinesh and is directed by Athiyan Athirai.
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