There have been reports doing the rounds that the Suriya starrer Thaana Serntha Kootam is the remake of the Bollywood blockbuster hit movie Special 26. However, the film is not being promoted as the remake which was creating a confusion among the film buffs. Well, its director Vignesh Shivan has put an end to all the rumours with a clarification. While agreeing that the producers of TSK had bought the remake rights of Special 26, the director revealed that it is not an exact remake. Only the core theme of the film has been retained while the rest has been changed to suit the nativity of the audiences, he is reported to have said during a recent media interaction.
Reports indicate that the producers of TSK had purchased the remake rights to do away with the legal issues should they arise in the future and that is the reason behind the team not promoting it as a remake.
Interestingly, TSK will be released in both Tamil as well as Telugu simultaneously on January 12 for Sankaranthi next year. The film is produced by KE Gnanavelraja under his banner Studio Green. The Telugu version is titled as Gang.
Starring Suriya and Keerthy Suresh as the lead pair, the film has veteran actor Karthik in a pivotal role. Director Vignesh Shivan is very particular of not repeating his supporting cast, and has gone for a fresh cast. It also has Suresh Chandra Menon, Sudhakar, Ramya Krishnan, Senthil, Sathyan, Shivashankar, Kalaiyarasan, Nandha, RJ Balaji, Anandaraj and Brahmanandam in the star cast.
Anirudh has composed the tunes for this flick with Dinesh Krishnan being the cinematographer and Sreekar Prasad editing it.
It may be mentioned that Special 26, a period heist crime thriller, was directed by Neeraj Pandey and starred Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher, Kajal Aggarwal, in the lead roles. It hit the screens in 2013.