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Bharathiraja and Sarathkumar join Sasikumar’s Next

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M Sasikumar At The Asuravadham Press Meet

Director Bharathiraja and actor Sarathkumar have joined Salim director NV Nirmal Kumar’s next starring Sasikumar in the lead. The film began shoot on April 10 after a pooja in Chennai.

Speaking to Silverscreen, director Nirmal Kumar confirmed that Bharathiraja and Sarathkumar recently came on board. “Bharathiraja will be seen as Sasikumar’s father, and Sarathkumar plays a Mumbai-based IPS officer,” he said. The team will begin its Mumbai schedule by May 15.

He said the film is Sasikumar’s first action-adventure, and is set in Mumbai and Chennai. Cinematographer Ganesh Chandhrra, who worked on Salim, is part of this film too. Anand Mani is the art director, and Sakthi Saravanan the stunt director. Music for the film is by Arjun Reddy and Boomerang-fame Radhan.

The film has been written by Bhoopathy Raja and Nirmal Kumar, and produced by PK Ram Mohan for Kalpataru Pictures. The producer said in a press statement, “The film will portray Sasikumar in a role that audiences have always loved. Nirmal Kumar’s storytelling skills are phenomenal. He has already proved his potential through Salim. I felt the same uniqueness when he narrated the story of this film.”

Nirmal Kumar, who made his debut as director in 2014 with the Vijay Antony-starrer Salim, later made Sathuranga Vettai 2, which awaits release. Sasikumar, last seen in Petta as Rajinikanth’s best friend Malik, has Sumuthirakani’s Naadodigal 2. The film co-stars Anjali, and is awaiting release.

Sasikumar is currently gearing up for the release of Kennedy Club, which also stars Bharathiraja in the lead. The film is about a women’s Kabbadi team. The director recently hosted a Kabbadi match at a ground in Villupuram, and the general public was invited to act as spectators. A release date for the film is awaited.

Sasikumar’s other projects include director SR Prabhakaran’s Kombu Vatcha Singamda, and Gautham Vasudev Menon’s long-delayed Dhanush-starrer Enai Noki Paayum Thotta.

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