For the first time in his career, Prabhu Deva will be seen playing a police officer in Pon Manickavel. The official teaser of this film has been released and has gone viral already. The choreographer turned actor, will be seen in a clean-shaven look in this film and from the teaser that has been released, it is evident that he has done a lot of homework to get into the skin of the character he plays.
Pon Manickavel is directed by AC Mugilan Chellappan and is bankrolled by Nemichand Jhabak and Hitesh Jhabak under their banner Jhabak Movies. D Imman has been roped in to compose music for this flick and this is the first time he is composing music for a Prabhu Deva starrer.
KG Venkatesh, who had wielded the camera for Sathuranga Vettai is the cinematographer for this flick with T Shivanandeeswaran of Theeran Adhigaram Ondru fame roped in for editing. Nivetha Pethuraj will be pairing up with the hero to play his lead pair. Suresh Chandra Menon and J Mahendran will be seen in pivotal roles in this flick.
Prabhu Deva began this year with the release of Charlie Chaplin 2 but the film was lost at the box office without a trace.
While Pon Manickavel is progressing rapidly, Prabhu Deva is busy concentrating on a slew of projects on hands. His next release in Tamil will be Yung Mung Sung, a comedy-drama. Directed by MS Arjun, the film is set in the 1980s, we hear.
Lakshmi Menon will be seen paired opposite Prabhu Deva in this film. He also has Devi 2, the sequel of the hit horror comedy Devi, lined up for release this year.
His projects in other languages include Street Dancer in Hindi and Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham in Malayalam.
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