There is been a great buzz around Mani Ratnam's Chekka Chivantha Vaanam since the day it was announced. The film went on floors on February 12 and was halted because of the 50-day long Kollywood strike. Mani Ratnam and his star ensemble cast resumed shooting for the film in Chennai.
Recently, a picture revealing the looks of four Stars, Simbu, Aravind Swamy, Vijay Sethupathi and Arun Vijay from the sets was released and went viral. The picture was shared by none other than National Award-winning cinematographer Santosh Sivan on Twitter.
Touted to be a socio-political drama, the multi-starrer has quite a few big names such as Aravind Swamy, Jyothika, Simbu, Vijay Sethupathi, Arun Vijay, Aishwarya Rajesh and Aditi Rao Hydari.
Reliable sources reveal that the film is a tale of four brothers, played by Arvind Swami, STR, Arun Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi. It would be interesting to see these four performers putting their best foot forward. The film also features Prakash Raj, Thiagarajan, Jayasudha, Mansoor Ali Khan and newcomer Dayana Erappa as part of the supporting cast.
The film is produced jointly by Mani Ratnam’s Madras Talkies and A Subhashkaran’s Lyca Productions on a huge budget. Mani’s usual collaborators, double Oscar-winning AR Rahman has been roped in compose the music. Lensman Santosh Sivan has will crank the camera and it’ll be his sixth collaboration with Ratnam and editing by Sreekar Prasad.
Dhilip Subburayan is the stunt choreographer with Sharmishta Roy roped in for production design and Eka Lakhani for designing the costumes. The film, which will be a Tamil-Telugu bilingual, is titled Nawab in Telugu. Ratnam has pinned high hopes on this project following the debacle of Kaatru Veliyidai, which sank without a trace at the box-office last year.
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