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Actor Jayam Ravi’s 29th Film to be Directed by ‘Annaatthe’ Co-Writer Antony Bhagyaraj

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Jayam Ravi, the actor who was last seen in the Tamil action drama Bhoomi, will be collaborating with film writer Antony Bhagyaraj for an upcoming project, sources close to the film unit confirmed to Silverscreen India on Wednesday.

No announcement about the film has been made yet.

According to sources, the film will be backed by Home Movie Makers, the production banner owned by the actor’s mother-in-law Sujataa Vijay Kumar. She has previously produced Ravi’s Bhoomi and 2018 action thriller Adanga Maru.

The film, which will be Ravi’s 29th film and is yet to be titled, will be Antony’s directorial debut. He will also write the story, and dialogues. Antony has previously worked as one of the co-writers in action thriller Irumbu Thirai (2018) and Ajith-starrer Viswasam (2019).

On condition of anonymity, the source told Silverscreen India: “Though there are news reports saying the shooting will start in July or August, but it has not yet been decided. Due to the ongoing Covid issue, a few film shootings that were ongoing have also come to a halt. In such a scenario, the tentative date as to when the shooting for this film will start is not yet confirmed. Jayam Ravi also has other projects, including Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvanm that have to be completed. This has to be taken into account. If all goes well, the shooting will start shortly.”

While the script and dialogues of Ravi’s upcoming film have been nearly completed, the lead female actor and other cast members has not yet been decided, the source said.

Asked when the film would be announced officially, the source said that it has not yet been decided due to the ongoing pandemic situation and that team has been waiting for the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly elections to get over.

Meanwhile, Antony is awaiting the releases of Annaatthe featuring Rajinikanth and Nayanthara, and GV Prakash Kumar’s Bachelor, where he has worked as co-writer and additional dialogue writer respectively.

Ravi, on the other hand, is part of Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus multi-starrer historical drama Ponniyin Selvan. The actor will also collaborate with director Kalyanakrishnan for his 28th film, produced by Screen Scene.

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