Actor Santhanam, who was recently seen in romantic comedy A1, has signed a new film in which he will be essaying triple roles for the first time in his career. To be written and directed by Karthik Yogi, the film will be produced by Balloon director Sinish in association with KJR Studios, who had recently bankrolled Nayantharaâ€™s Airaa.
The first look and title of the film will be revealed on September 5. The makers are yet to finalise the rest of the cast and crew. Interestingly, the project will see Santhanam play the hero, villain and comedian as well.
Talking about the project, Karthik told Cinema Express: â€śMy film will be a sci-fi comedy and will feature Santhanam in a triple role for the first time. It will be a mix of an experimental script and a commercial family entertainer, with action, sentiment, and romance. You will see a different Santhanam in this film. He will be seen playing the hero, villain, and comedian, and the film will happen across three different timelines.â€ť Karthik had previously worked as a dialogue writer for Maanagaram and as an associate director on Balloon and Sawaari.
It is worth mentioning that Santhanam has previously played a dual role in the Karthi-starrer All in All Azhagu Raja. The upcoming yet-untitled project will go on floors in November and the makers are planning to release it in April 2020. The film will have two female leads, and if the industry grapevine is anything to go by, then Oviya is said to have been approached for one of the roles.
Santhanamâ€™s last releases Dhilluku Dhuddu 2 and A1 earlier this year were well-received by audiences. He currently has Dagaalty in the making. Also, three of his films Oodi Oodi Uzhaikanum, Mannavan Vanthanadi and Server Sundaram, which are in the cans for a long time, are yet to hit the marquee for various reasons.