Ayngaran, the upcoming Tamil film starring GV Prakash Kumar in the lead role, is set for a direct-to-OTT release. The film will premiere on the streaming platform SonyLIV, a source close to the production unit confirmed to Silverscreen India on condition of anonymity.
However, the date of the release is yet to be confirmed.
The music composer-turned-actor plays a role of a young inventor in the film, the source added. “But he’s not to be confused to be with a scientist. Ayngaran is a motivational film about an invention. There is not much encouragement for young inventors in our country, although this is improving a bit in recent times with Abdul Kalam serving as an inspiration. The script’s aim is to encourage young inventors.”
Ayngaran is written and directed by Raviarasu, who previously made the sports action film Eetti in 2015. According to the source, the filmmaker wrote the film after he had completed Eetti. Raviarasu has written both the screenplay and dialogues for the upcoming film, which is produced by B Ganesh under the Common Man banner.
The film’s shooting took place in Namakkal and Chennai before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. It was supposed to have been released before March 2020, but got delayed, the source mentioned, adding that the film has been certified ‘U’.
Besides starring in it, Prakash has also composed the music for the film, which includes two songs. The post-production of Ayngaran is complete and the runtime is 2 hours and 17 minutes.
The film also features Mahima Nambiar as the female lead. She essays the role of a hospital nurse. Other cast members include actors Aadukalam Naren, Kaali Venkat, Ravi Prakash, Hareesh Peradi, and Aruldoss in pivotal roles.
It is to be noted that SonyLIV, which recently appointed film producer, distributor, and author G Dhananjayan as Head of Tamil Content, has been releasing multiple new films in the language. Recent Tamil releases on the streaming platform include the drama film Thaen and the Sivakarthikeyan production Vaazhl, while Aishwarya Rajesh-starrer Thittam Irandu is set to release on Friday (July 30).
“The makers were looking to release Ayngaran in theatres, but SonyLIV has a good reach among the audience and the makers believe it will be good for the film,” the source said.