Hiphop Tamizha will compose the music for Jayam Ravi’s upcoming movie tentatively titled #JR24. Starring Kajal Agarwal as the female lead, the movie will be directed by debutant Pradeep Ranganathan.
Previous reports suggested that Harris Jeyaraj was being considered but the actor took to social media yesterday to make the announcement. Hiphop Tamizha had also composed the music for the actor’s Thani Oruvan which became a huge hit.
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Director Pradeep Ranganathan is best known for his short film App(a) Lock. Jayam Ravi’s spokesperson last year said that the actor had enjoyed Pradeep Ranganathan’s short film and had expressed an interest in working with him.
The actor will be losing close to 20kg for the role. Isari Ganesh, who produces the movie under the banner of Vels International, says “When Pradeep and I informed Ravi about the film and his role, he was thrilled to come on board. He didn’t even bat an eye when we said that he has to lose about 20 to 25 kgs for the role.”
“It’s not just about the physical transformation. The character comes with a vast emotional range,” added the producer. The makers had announced the movie last year with the launch of a video.
According to reports, the movie went on floors in September last year. The film will also star Samyuktha Hegde, Yogi Babu and director KS Ravi Kumar. Richard M Nathan serves as the cinematographer on the project.
Meanwhile, Jayam Ravi has already announced that his next project would be the Thani Oruvan sequel. Jayam Ravi will reprise his role as Mithran IPS in Thani Oruvan 2, which will be his 25th film. Other details regarding the cast and crew are yet to be revealed. Arvind Swami’s involvement in the sequel is also not known. He made a huge impact as the antagonist Siddharth Abhimanyu in the first instalment.