Director Alphonse Putheran of Neram and Premam fame revealed that he had the opportunity to meet the ace director Shankar recently and was happy about it. A self-professed fan of Shankar, Alphonse Putheran revealed that he would see every film of the director first day first show. He said when Shankarâ€™s debut movie Gentleman hit the marquee, his father took him for the first day first show and since then he has been watching every one of his films on the first day. The only movie that he had missed out was I as he was busy with his own directorial venture, Alphonse Putheran said.
Director Shankarâ€™s magnum opus 2.O, starring Rajinikanth in the lead role, is all set for release on November 29th. It is easily one of the most anticipated films as it happens to be the sequel to the 2010 release Endhiran. Directed by Shankar, the film stars Rajinikanth and Amy Jackson as the lead pair with Bollywood star Akshay Kumar playing the baddie. Those in supporting roles include Sudhanshu Pandey, Adil Hussain, Kalabhavan Shajohn, and Riyaz Khan.
Produced by Subaskaran Allirajah under his banner Lyca Productions, 2.O is made on a massive budget of Rs 450 crore. The filmâ€™s technical crew comprises AR Rahman for songs with the background score done by him and Qutub-E-Kripa. Nirav Shah is doing the cinematography and Anthony is the editor of the film.
With 2.O set for release soon, director Shankar is all set to move over to Indian 2, which is the sequel to the Kamal Haasan starrer Indian. The hit movie from 1996 had Kamal in dual roles. Despite being busy with the post production of 2.O, Shankar had set the ball rolling for Indian 2. It is likely to take off very soon.
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