The much-awaited Dhanush starrer D40 has finally wrapped up shooting on Monday evening. Helmed by director Karthik Subbaraj, the film is being jointly bankrolled by S Sashikanth and Chakravarthy Ramachandra for YNot Studios and by Reliance Entertainment. The film marks the first association of the actor with the director.
Karthik Subbaraj took to Twitter to announce the news.
— karthik subbaraj (@karthiksubbaraj) February 9, 2020
Although the film’s shoot wrapped up only recently, Dhanush completed his portions in the film at the end of December. The actor even mentioned that it is one of the quickest films he has ever done.
That’s a wrap for D40. One of the quickest films I have done. It was a pleasure to work with such a quirky , sensible and visionary film maker like @karthiksubbaraj this one is going to be special.
— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) December 29, 2019
The film is touted as a gangster film and has been filmed entirely in the United Kingdom. The film began shooting in August 2019. While the makers have announced that the title of the film in Tamil and Telugu will be revealed along with a motion poster on the 19th of February, 2020, speculations are rife that the film has been titled Suruli.
Action fame Aishwarya Lekshmi will be seen opposite the actor. Game of Thrones, Braveheart, Troy and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe fame James Cosmo along with South-Indian actors Kalaiyarasan, Joju George, and Sanchana Natarajan also play important roles in the film.
Santhosh Narayanan is composing music, Shreyaas Krishna is handling camera, Vinoth Rajkumar is helming art, and Vivek Harshan is editing the project. Dinesh Subbarayan has replaced Anbariv on the stunts, M Sherif and Baba Baskar are choreographing dance with Praveen Raja D on costumes..
Karthik Subburaj has been working on this script for a while, but, the project materialised only two years ago. D40 will reportedly hit screens in May 2020.
Dhanush had two releases last year — Asuran and Ennai Nokki Paayum Thotta . He is currently enjoying the success of his Pattas which recently completed 25 days since its release. The film will also release soon in Telugu as Local Boy. The actor recently won the Filmfare award for ‘Best Actor (Tamil)’ for his performance in Vada Chennai (2018) at the 66th Filmfare Awards South and the ‘Best Actor’ award for Asuran at the Ananda Vikatan Awards 2019 and at the Zee Cine Awards Tamil 2020.
Dhanush is currently filming for his next titled Karnan with Pariyerum Perumal fame director Mari Selvaraj. The title of his next Bollywood venture with director Aanand L Rai, Atrangi Re was recently announced. The film is expected to go on floors shortly. He will also be working on D43 with director Karthick Naren under the banner of Sathya Jyothi Films and in a film under Kalanithi Maran’s banner Sun Pictures, the director of which is yet to be revealed.
Karthik Subbaraj, on the other hand, has several films he’s producing under his Stone Bench Films banner in various stages of production, namely Keerthy Suresh starrer Penguin, an untitled starring Aishwarya Rajesh and another untitled starring Vaibhav Reddy. He has also forayed into the production and distribution of independent films with his initiative Stone Bench Indie. Their first production Alli starring Joju George will hit screens soon.
Watch the trailer of Pattas here.