An elaborate set depicting the town has been erected in Chennai by art director Vijay Murugan to film some important sequences.

Suriya 36 team recreates Ambasamudram town for shootDigital Native
Flix Kollywood Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 18:30

Suriya’s next, which is being tentatively referred to as Suriya 36, is one of the most anticipated films of the year. Directed by Selvaraghavan, this film marks their first-time association and naturally expectations are soaring high.

The shooting for the film is progressing at a brisk pace with the team camped in Chennai, where an elaborate set depicting Ambasamudram town has been erected by art director Vijay Murugan. Sources say that the art department has created exact replicas of the temples and a residential area in Ambasamudram to film some important sequences.

On the team opting to go in for a set instead of shooting at the original location, sources say that the filmmakers felt it was the best option considering the fact that Suriya has a huge fan following and would attract huge crowds hindering the process of filmmaking.

Costing the producer around Rs 3 crore, about 200 people have worked day and night to build the sets, say sources. Currently, scenes involving the film’s lead stars Suriya, Sai Pallavi and Rakul Preet Singh are being shot on the sets and this schedule will go on for 20 days, report sources in the know.

Suriya 36 is being bankrolled by SR Prakash Babu and SR Prabhu under their banner Dream Warrior Pictures. Yuvan Shankar Raja is composing the tunes for this flick with Sivakumar Vijayan cranking the camera.

The shooting of Suriya 36, which commenced early last month, will progress for the next few weeks. While not much is known about the genre of the film or the subject it might deal with, we have learnt from reliable sources that the film could be a revived version of Selvaraghavan’s own film Kaan, which was shelved in 2016 for unknown reasons.

Reports say that Suriya 36 will hit the marquee as a 2018 Deepavali release locking horns with the Vijay starrer directed by AR Murugadoss.

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