The first look poster of Ka Pae Ranasingam starring Vijay Sethupathi and Aishwarya Rajesh in the lead is out now. Helmed by debutant P Virumandi, the film is being bankrolled by Kotapadi J Rajesh’s KJR Studios banner. This will be the fifth association of the lead actors following Rummy (2014), Pannaiyarum Padminiyum (2014), Dharmadurai (2016), Chekka Chivantha Vaanam (2018), and the yet-to-release Idam Porul Yaeval.
P Virumandi began his career as director Selvam’s associate and has worked as co-director and assistant on many films, including Gopi Nainar’s Nayanthara-starrer Aramm which was also commissioned by KJR Studios.
This well-illustrated first-look poster features a handcuffed, fearless Aishwarya Rajesh along with Vijay Sethupathi whose profile is seen. On the top left corner, we find a faded image of women sitting around plastic water cans. Not revealing much, the poster still makes a good impact.
KJR Studios took to Twitter to release the poster.
#KaPaeRanasingamFL – A film that talks of justice, right, wrong, equality and more. A film we’re proud of! Here’s the first look of our next with @VijaySethuOffl & @aishu_dil 🙌
Get ready for the teaser! 11:03 AM TOMORROW ⏲️ #KaPaeRanasingam @pkvirumandi1 @GhibranOfficial pic.twitter.com/6Oo1LOkeag
— KJR Studios (@kjr_studios) May 22, 2020
A source in the know informs Silverscreen that the film deals with how the government caters to the needs of the rich instantly but does not care two hoots when it comes to the common man, making him cross boundaries. “The film will join the list of impactful films like Aramm owing to its gritty and realistic approach. We’re confident about the film to a great extent,” said the source.
Vijay Sethupathi plays the titular character Ranasingham while Aishwarya Rajesh plays Ariyanachi. The film’s cast also includes The High Priestess fame Bhavani Sre, director Samuthirakani, Yogi Babu, TV anchor Rangaraj Pandey, Vela Ramamoorthy, and ‘Poo’ Ramu. Director Shanmugam Muthusamy of Adangathey fame has penned dialogues, T Shivanandeeswaran is on the edit, NK Ekhambaram replaces Sudarsan Srinivasan on cinematography and Lalgudi N Ilayaraja for art direction.
The film is said to be high on action sequences, with stunt choreography by Peter Hein. Music is by Ghibran and lyrics by Vairamuthu. Raju Sundaram is choreographing dance with Preethi Nedumaran on costumes.
The title poster released a year back and saw the title in red on an official Government document.
The film has been shot across Ramanathapuram, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Dubai and will hit screens once the lockdown ends.
Meanwhile, Vijay Sethupathi who was last seen in Ashwath Marimuthu‘s Oh My Kadavule will next feature in several films like Seenu Ramasamy‘s Maamanithan and Idam Porul Yaeval, M Manikandan‘s Kadaisi Vivasaayi, SP Jhananathan‘s Laabam, Venkata Krishna Roghanth’s Yaadhum Oore Yaavarum Kelir, Advait Chandan‘s Laal Singh Chaddha, Delhiprasad Deenadayalan’s Tughlaq Durbar, Vignesh Shivan‘s Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kadhal, Buchi Babu Sana’s Uppena, and Lokesh Kanagaraj’s Master.
Aishwarya Rajesh who was last seen in Telugu in Kranthi Madhav‘s World Famous Lover and in Tamil in Dhana Sekaran‘s Vaanam Kottatum has a slew of films in the pipeline. She will feature in Vignesh Karthick‘s Thittam Irandu, Rathindran Prasad‘s untitled, Shiva Nirvana’s Tuck Jagdish, and in Gautham Menon‘s long-delayed Dhruva Natchathiram.