Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Ajith, Vijay, Vikram, Suriya. You name any top star of Kollywood, they are currently associated with at least one mega budget project. This has sent a ray of hope in the industry, as release of these films will bring in footfalls and revenue to cinema halls.
As part of its weekly special articles series, Mykollywood.com takes a look at these big projects, which are in various stages of making and are slated to hit the screens in the near future.
‘Darbar’ is an action thriller film written and directed by AR Murugadoss and produced by Allirajah Subaskaran under the banner of Lyca Productions.
The film stars Rajinikanth in the lead and Nayanthara as the heroine. The ‘thalaivar’ is playing a police officer in Mumbai. The background score and soundtrack is being composed by Anirudh Ravichander, while cinematography and editing are handled by Santhosh Sivan and Sreekar Prasad respectively. The film is scheduled for release on Pongal 2020.
‘Indian 2’ is a vigilante action film directed by Shankar. A sequel to the 1996 film ‘Indian’, the film is being bankrolled by Subaskaran Allirajah‘s Lyca Productions.
The film stars Kamal Haasan reprising his role as Senapathy from the first instalment, with Kajal Aggarwal, Siddharth, Rakul Preet Singh, Aishwarya Rajesh, Nedumudi Venu and Priya Bhavani Shankar joining the cast.
Bollywood actor Vidyut Jammwal will be playing the lead antagonist. The film features music composed by Anirudh, collaborating for the first time with Kamal Haasan and Shankar. Cinematography and editing will be handled by R Rathnavelu and A Sreekar Prasad, respectively.
Fondly called as Thala-60 by fans, the film has brought together the ‘Nerkonda Paarvai’ trio of Ajith, director H Vinoth and producer Boney Kapoor.
Announcing the movie in a recent tweet, “A big thank you to the entire unit of #NerkondaPaarvai for working towards August 8th release. Happy to announce our next AK60 with #AjithKumar #HVinoth and @ZeeStudios will start with Pooja end August 2019.”
According to sources, the film will be a high octane action entertainer which will bring out the racing and sports skills of Ajith. Shooting will start this month and more details are awaited.
‘Bigil’ is a sports action film written and directed by Atlee and produced by Kalpathi S Aghoram under the banner AGS Entertainment.
The movie stars Vijay and Nayanthara in leading roles. The film has music composed by A R Rahman. The film’s title, ‘Bigil’, was announced on 22 June 2019.
Vijay plays a women’s football team coach in this sports based flick. Cinematography is by GK Vishnu. Plans are on to release the film for Deepavali.
The film also has Jackie Shroff, Vivekh, Indhuja Ravichandran, Kathir, Daniel Balaji, Yogi Babu, Anandraj, Devadarshini, Reba Monica John and Varsha Bollamma in key roles.
The cast of Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ is only getting bigger and better. Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anushka Shetty, R Parthiepan, Amala Paul and Mohan Babu are part of the cast of the movie, which is based on legendary writer Kalki’s epic novel ‘Ponniyin Selvan’.
After ‘Iruvar’, ‘Guru’ and ‘Raavanan’, Mani Ratnam has once again roped in Aishwarya Rai for ‘Ponniyin Selvan’. Speaking at a recent event in Chennai, Aishwarya said, “It’s an honour to work with him again. Yes I’m doing the film but it will be unfair to divulge any other details as he would be officially announcing it soon.”
In May this year, Aishwarya Rai had confirmed that she is part of the project. In an interaction after walking the red carpet at the Cannes 2019, she said, “Though Mani hasn’t officially confirmed yet, the word is out so yes I’m working with him. I’m more than thrilled, excited, and overwhelmed to work with my guru.”
‘Kaappaan’ is an action thriller film written and directed by K V. Anand and co-written by Pattukkottai Prabakar. It is produced by Lyca Productions and stars Suriya, Mohanlal, Arya and Sayyeshaa.
The film will be released theatrically on 20 September 2019. Sayyeshaa, Boman Irani and Poorna will be seen in pivotal roles. Harris Jayaraj is the music composer for this flick, while M S Prabha is the cinematographer and Anthony is the editor.
The story of the movie revolves around Mohanlal and Suriya, who plays the roles of Prime Minister of India and first-rank SPG (Special Protection Officer) group, respectively.