It has been earlier reported that Tamil star Vijay Sethupathi is making his debut in the Malayalam film industry with Marconi Mathai, starring Jayaram. The shooting of this film began earlier this year and is progressing well.
Vijay Sethupathi has recently joined the sets of Marconi Mathai and scenes involving him are being shot. Jayaram has shared a photo on the social media of the two of them together on the sets, with the other members of the team looking on.
In Marconi Mathai, directed by Sanil Kalathil, Jayaram plays an ex-army man working as a security guard in a bank. Reports are that radio plays a pivotal character in the film and Marconi stands for its inventor Guglielmo Marconi. Vijay Sethupathi’s role in the film is yet to be revealed.
The technical crew of the film includes Sajan Kalathil as the cinematographer, M Jayachandran as the music composer and Shameer Muhammed as the editor. The film is bankrolled under the banner Satyam Audios.
The filming of Marconi Mathai began in January with shooting schedules planned in various locations in Chennai, Goa, Ernakulam and Changanacherry. The film is a bilingual that will be made in Tamil and Malayalam given the popularity enjoyed by its lead stars Jayaram and Vijay Sethupathi in both the industries.
Vijay Sethupathi’s debut film in Tollywood, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, is set to release this year as well. The film is being bankrolled by Ram Charan Teja under his home banner Konidela Production Company on a budget of Rs 200 crore. With Chiranjeevi playing the title role, it has a bevy of stars from different film industries including Amitabh Bachchan. The others in the cast are Nayanthara, Tamannaah, Jagapathi Babu, Kiccha Sudeep, Pragya Jaiswal and Brahmaji. R Rathnavelu is the cameraman for this film, with A Sreekar Prasad editing it and Amit Trivedi composing the music. It is a trilingual that will be released in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.
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