The film, which was officially launched in February 2018, also stars Rakul Preet Singh and Sai Pallavi in lead roles.

Selvaraghavan confirms Suriyas NGK will release for Diwali 2018
Flix Kollywood Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 12:48

Suriya's first collaboration with filmmaker Selvaraghavan has been officially titled NGK, with its abbreviation rumoured to be Nanda Gopalan Kumaran. In March earlier this year, the makers unveiled the title with the first look poster.

Featured in the form of wall graffiti, Suriya resembled widely popular leader and revolutionist Che Guevara. The industry grapevine is that the film could be a political drama and Suriya may play a leader. When the project was announced last year, it was confirmed as a Diwali release. However, several rumours over the last few months and the recent Kollywood strike hinted that the film could miss the festival release date.

A day after AR Murugadoss confirmed that Vijay’s Thalapathy 62 will release for this Diwali, Selvaraghavan took to Twitter to reconfirm that NGK will also be a Diwali release. He wrote: “Lights on for a long schedule from today. Lights on for Diwali.” He also confirmed the release via a hashtag NGK From Diwali.

The film, which was officially launched in February 2018, also stars Rakul Preet Singh and Sai Pallavi as the leading ladies. Being produced by Dream Warrior Pictures, the team has already wrapped up the first schedule of shooting. Recently, on a lavish budget of over Rs 3 crore, the makers recreated a set of the town in Ambasamudram.

Despite rumours doing the rounds that the film could be a revived version of Selvaraghavan’s Kaan, which was launched in 2016 and dropped, sources close to the makers have rubbished the reports and clarified that the team is working on a fresh subject.

It was recently revealed that Suriya’s project won’t be a simple film and it requires lot of research. Selva, in an interview last year, revealed that he had plans to work with Suriya soon after Kadhal Kondein, and the dream has been finally fulfilled after a decade.

Suriya, it is believed, after Selva’s project will team up with cinematographer-filmmaker KV Anand, with whom he had already worked in Ayan and Maattrraan. The project is most likely to roll from July. Suriya also has a film with Sudha Kongara, who shot to fame with R Madhavan starrer Irudhi Suttru. Actor-composer GV Prakash Kumar has confirmed that he’s on board Suriya-Sudha project as its composer.  

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