After the 2018 sports thriller Mr Chandramouli, actor Karthik will once again be seen on screen playing the lead in Thee Ivan. Helmed by Roja Malare (1997) fame Jayamurugan TM who also produced the recent Vijay Sethupathi starrer Sindhubaadh, the film is being bankrolled by Nirmaladevi Jayamurugan under the Manithan Cine Arts banner. Jayamurugan is also composing music and penning lyrics and dialogues for the film. He also penned lyrics for Roja Malare which was also produced by Nirmaladevi Jayamurugan.
The movie also stars Sukanya, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Arthika, ‘Sethu’ Abitha, John Vijay, Singampuli, Ilavarasu, Mascara Asmitha, Hemanth Menon, Florent Pereira, director Saravana Sakthi, Rajeswari, Sridhar, and debutant Suman J along with the director himself. YN Murali is handling cinematography with Ali Mirza composing music.
“Our society is gradually losing out on the art, culture, tradition, and social relationships it was built on. It is necessary that we educate the current generation about this crisis and that’s why I decided to make this film. Keeping the livelihood of people hailing from the Kongu Seemai region as the backdrop, it will deal with the bond between a brother and sister. I’m sure the film will join the list of popular sibling classics like Yen Thangai, Pasamalar, Mullum Malarum, Kizhakku Seemayile,” said director Jayamurugan TM.
Actor Karthik who is reportedly busy with his political duties will be essaying the role of the brother. Speaking about roping in the actor for the role, Jayamurugan said, “I felt like I’ve already succeeded when he agreed to the role instantly after listening to the script. It will definitely be a milestone in his career.”
The shooting of the film commenced last week with a puja at the Sri Selvanayaki Amman temple in the village of Keeranur situated in Tirupur. The makers have planned to finish the shoot in one single schedule at various places like Pollachi, Tirupur, Ooty, and Coimbatore.
Mr. Chandramouli was a commercial thriller helmed by director Thiru that also starred Gautham Karthik, Regina Cassandra, Varalxmi Sarathkumar, Santhosh Prathap, and Mime Gopi in important roles. The film is streaming on Netflix.
Watch the trailer here.