Upcoming period dramas in Kollywood – F’day Spl. Article by Naveen

Mani Ratnam’s ‘Ponniyin Selvan 2’ and ‘Viduthalai Part 1’ recently hit screens and did well at the box office. While both films were of completely different genres, they shared a similarity – they both travelled back in time. A slew of period dramas are lining up for release in the Tamil film industry. Let us take a look at some of the

Indian 2:

Kamal Haasan is back in his iconic avatar of freedom fighter and vigilante Senapthy in the Shankar directorial. A part of the project is said to revolve around the pre-independence era and Senapathy will once again take on corruption with his iron hands. The film has an ensemble cast.


One of the most hyped projects of Suriya, ‘Kanguva’ is set in different timelines. The Siva directorial is not just a fantasy drama, but a significant portion of the film is set in an imaginary world, which is set to date centuries ago. The big budget extravaganza stars Disha Patani as leading lady and will be released in ten languages.


Directed by Pa Ranjith, Chiyaan Vikram will be seen as a leader of an oppressed community in the film, which is set against the backdrop of Kolar Gold Fields in the pre-independence era. The plot is inspired by real lives of mine workers in the time and their struggles. The promos and the posters of the film have already set the internet on fire.

Captain Miller:

Dhanush’s Captain Miller is set in the 1940s and the plot is said to be loosely based on the LTTE leader of the same name. However, an official confirmation on the same is awaited from the film’s director Arun Matheswaran, who has remained tight-lipped about the film. Star cast of the movie also includes Shiva Rajkumar and Sundeep Kishan.

Mark Antony:

Adhik Ravichandran’s Mark Antony which revolves around time travel, through a telephone stars Vishal and SJ Suryah in the lead. The retro look of the actors is already a hit among the audience and the post-production of the film is in full swing. The film is slated to be released in July.

Jigarthanda Double X:

The teaser of the sequel to Karthik Subbaraj’s Jigarthanda, featured SJ Suryah and Raghava Lawrence taking on each other with ultimate swag. The one-of-a-kind teaser drops a hint that the film is set a few decades ago. Jigarthanda Double X is one of the most awaited films of the year and is slated to be released on Deepavali.

By Naveen

'Ponniyin Selvan - 2'Dhanush's Captain Millerdirector Pa. RanjithMani Ratnam's 'Ponniyin Selvan 2' and 'Viduthalai Part 1'SuriyaUpcoming period dramas in Kollywood
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