Actor Arav, of Bigg Boss Tamil fame, will reportedly play lead in his next film titled Market Raja MBBS. It is directed by Saran who has worked on Ajith’s Kadhal Mannan, Amarkalam, Attagasam and others. The title of the film is a play on the title of Kamal Haasan’s popular Vasool Raja MBBS.
According to a report in Times of India, Market Raja MBBS is an action-comedy and fantasy film, and is said to be different from Kamal’s Vasool Raja MBBS. Director Saran told ToI, “This title was actually the initial title of Vasool Raja MBBS. I got a subject that could suit the title, and decided to go with it. I haven’t attempted fantasy so far, so it’s going to be new for both the audiences and me.”
It is said that Arav’s titular character is a railway contractor and a local don, and the film’s story is set in Perambur. The director said he needed a popular face with a ‘macho’ look, so he offered the role to Aarav.
The film also stars actress Kavya Thapar, who has made her debut in a Tollywood film. The actress is the 18th heroine in the film. The director recently announced that Maanu from Kadhal Mannan will be a part of the cast.
Radhika Sarathkumar and Nasser have pivotal roles in the film. Sayaji Shinde, Pradeep Rawat, Yogi Babu, Chawms, Prabhakar of Bahubali fame play supporting roles. Music for the film is by Simon K King. Cinematography is by KV Guhan, the director’s brother, with whom he is collaborating for the first time.
Actor Arav will next be seen as a police officer in the horror film Meendum Vaa Arugil Vaa, directed by Maran. He also has the action drama Raja Bheema, directed by Naresh Sampath, and a feature length adaptation of Manikandan’s short film Meendum Oru Punnagai, directed by Sameer Bharat Ram. His film Brain, directed by Vijay Sri is also under production.