If the industry grapevine is anything to go by, director SR Prabhakaran and actor Sasikumar are set to reunite six years after the blockbuster success of Sundarapandian. According to a Times of India report, the project is likely to take off from May-June. Inder Kumar, who had produced films like Kuttram 23 and Thadam, is bankrolling this movie, and he plays a crucial role in it, too. He had shared screen space with Sasikumar in Kodiveeran.
Contrary to speculation, the film isnâ€™t a sequel to Sundarapandian. It has a fresh script â€” the team is yet to finalise the other cast and crew of the project.
Last seen in a dhoti-clad, mustache-twirling avatar in Kodiveeran, Sasikumar will be next seen in Asuravadham, a rural action drama, directed by debutant Maruthupandian. The shoot of the film was wrapped up in 40 days and the team even celebrated the successful completion with a party.
Produced by Seven Screen Studios, the film also stars Nandita Swetha in the lead alongside Sasikumar. The post-production work has already begun. â€śThe film has been completed in record time. Sasikumar will be seen in a very different avatar and audiences are going to be in for a surprise with his look,â€ť a source from the filmâ€™s unit said.
Having completed his portion for Asuravadham, Sasikumar is currently shooting Naadodigal 2, being helmed by Samuthirakani. Apparently, the film wonâ€™t be a sequel but will carry forward the flavour of Naadodigal. Samuthirakani had said that love and friendship will be the recurring theme of Naadodigal 2. Bharani and Namo Narayana, who were part of the first film, have been brought on board as well.
According to Samuthirakani, the story's focus is not on who is paired opposite whom, but on each of these characters, and how they become linked. The filmâ€™s characters will be representative of contemporary youngsters.
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