Dhanush At The 'Maari 2' Press Meet
Dhanush At The 'Maari 2' Press Meet

The first-look of Dhanush’s next with director Durai Senthilkumar released on his birthday yesterday.

Titled Pattas, the poster of the film features Dhanush looking funky in yellow glasses and a stylish hair-do, in a background that is a burst of colours.

The title poster released on Saturday also had the ‘Ilaya Super Star’ tag attached to Dhanush.

report by Times of India quotes Durai Senthilkumar saying that Pattas is the name of the younger Dhanush in the film. The story revolves around a martial art form, and Dhanush and Sneha underwent training for their roles. “This is a martial art form present even before Kalari… something that the Cholas practised. It is a commercial and emotional film. Dhanush took some training for the role before we started the project. He spent around 15-20 days on training, and Sneha too attended it.”

The shooting for the film is currently on in Chennai, with around 35 days left for wrap up.

Dhanush plays a father and son in the film, and it is his second dual role in a Durai Senthilkumar film after Kodi. The portion with Dhanush as father features Sneha as the female lead. They were last seen together onscreen in Selvaraghavan’s Pudhupettai 13 years ago. Telugu actress Mehreen Pirzada plays Dhanush’s partner in the son’s portions.

The film began shoot in March in Courtrallam, and stars Telugu actor Naveen Chandra reportedly as the antagonist. Music is by Mervin and Vivek, cinematography is by Om Prakash and production by Sathya Jyothi Films.

Meanwhile, Dhanush has wrapped up director Vetrimaaran Asuran, a revenge thriller based on Tamil novel Vekkai. Dhanush plays a dual role in this film as well. He also has the long delayed Enai Nokki Payum Thotta with Gautham Vasudev Menon up for release soon, and a film each with Mari Selvaraj, Karthik Subbaraj, and the sequel of Vada Chennai under production.

On his 36th birthday, Dhaush’s fan club headed by Subramanian Siva also organised a blood donation camp across districts in Tamil Nadu, and an event in Chennai was attended by Dhanush, Aishwarya Dhanush, Ken Karunas, producer Kalaipuli S Thanu and others.