Just recently it was announced that actor Arun Vijay will be associating once again with director Arivazhagan after their 2017 cop-thriller Kuttram 23. The untitled film has commenced shoot today after a simple puja, attended by the cast and crew along with the actor’s father Vijayakumar.
The film will be produced by Vijay Raghavendra under his All In Pictures banner which had earlier produced Don Sandy‘s Gorilla starring actors Jiiva and Shalini Pandey and is currently bankrolling Sumanth Radhakrishnan‘s Sugar starring Simran and Trisha.
All In Pictures took to Twitter to announce the news.
#AV31 Mission Started With Pooja Today. @arunvijayno1 @ReginaCassandra @dirarivazhagan @stefyPatel #VijayaRaghavendra @SamCSmusic @RogerSatinwhite @editorsabu @SaktheeArtDir @reddotdzign1 @DoneChannel1 @shiyamjack @proyuvraaj pic.twitter.com/I0ro6WiZYv
— All In Pictures (@All_In_Pictures) December 9, 2019
The film touted to be a spy action-thriller is being referred to as a “Mission” by the makers. Apart from Arun Vijay, actress Regina Cassandra and debutant Stefy Patel have been roped in to pair opposite the actor in the film. Bagavathi Perumal has also landed a significant role in the film. B Rajasekar known for Telugu films like Arya 2 and Orange will be cranking the camera, Sam CS will be composing music, National award winner VJ Sabu Joseph will be editing and Sakthee Venkataraj who helmed art for Kuttram 23 will do so for this too.
“Arun Vijay and I have been acquaintances for a long time and I have always admired his hard work and gradual growth in career. With tremendous effort, he has now managed to enter into the league of bankable actors trusted by producers, directors, and traders. On the other hand, Regina Cassandra has become a multi-lingual artiste. Her fan base has been spreading out to a greater extent with every film, owing to her excellent performance in any role taken up,” said producer Vijay Raghavendra.
He added, “When it comes to director Arivazhagan, he has been reaching heights of success with his content-driven thriller films. The duo’s erstwhile film Kuttram 23 received accolades across various regional industries. I am really proud to be associated with the blockbuster duo. I am really excited to see the magic that’s going to happen with these great people. It will be a high-volatile spy thriller, which will be racy and comprise top-notch technical quality.”
Director Arivazhagan said, “I am happy to associate with Arun Vijay sir once again after Kuttram 23. The story will definitely be a completely new spy thriller never witnessed in Tamil cinema. The number of action sequences in this film is way more when compared to my previous ones. I’m sure they will make a mark.”
The film is being shot across Chennai, Hyderabad, and Delhi.
Meanwhile, Arun Vijay will next be seen in Naveen M’s Agni Siragugal alongside Vijay Antony and Akshara Haasan, Karthick Naren’s Mafia alongside Prasanna and Priya Bhavani Shankar, GNR Kumaravel‘s Sinam alongside Palak Lalwani and Vivek’s Boxer alongside Ritika Singh. The actor’s look as ‘Ranjith’ in Agni Siragugal was recently revealed. He has completed the second schedule of Sinam. Mafia’s teaser and trailer were recently screened at the audio launch of Rajnikanth starrer Darbar and received appreciation from the Superstar. While the first teaser has garnered over 3.8 million views, the second teaser of the film will drop today at 6 pm. The actor has also bagged the ‘Best Actor – Jury Award’ for Thadam at the Behindwoods Gold Medals held recently.
Regina will next be seen in Venkat Prabhu‘s long-delayed Party alongside Mirchi Shiva and Jai, Selvaraghavan‘s long-delayed Nenjam Marapadhillai alongside SJ Surya, P Rajapandi‘s Kallapart alongside Aravind Swami, Chimbu Deven‘s anthology Kasada Tabara, and MS Anandan’s Chakra alongside Vishal.
Here is ‘Ranjith’ from Agni Siragugal
Watch the first teaser from Mafia here.