Actor Shaam, last seen in Tamil in Oru Melliya Kodu (2016) alongside actor Arjun Sarja, now plays the main lead in Kaaviyyan helmed by Sarathi, a former associate of director Atlee. The film is being made under producer KV Shabarreesh’s banner 2M Cinemas. The trailer of the film dropped recently and showcases Shaam in a stylish cop avatar.
The teaser of the film released a year ago, and the trailer takes off from there. It shows a group of cops headed by Akilan Vishwanathan (Shaam) looking out for an American who is involved in the kidnapping and murder of young women. The dialogues featured in the trailer speak about Indian police personnel and the work they put in. Actor Srinath also features in the trailer alongside Shaam, and is seen helping him out with the case.
Director-Producer N Lingusamy took to Twitter to release the trailer.
Here it is.. #Kaaviyyan trailer. Looking sleek & stylish. Looking forward to it https://t.co/HUDvCt1M9E best wishes to @shaamactor
& team#KaaviyyanTrailerFrmToday @SdcPicturez@shaamactor @2mcinemas @athmiya1 @sridirect @vinodh16vinodh @Faheedusman1 @manirs_Dir @ProCNKumar
— Lingusamy (@dirlingusamy) September 20, 2019
While NS Raajeshkumar handles the camera, Arun Thomas AKD will be on the edit table and Syam Mohan MM will compose music. Stunt Siva will choreograph action sequences and TN Kabilan will take care of art direction.
Speaking to Silverscreen, actor Shaam, who made his Tamil debut with the experimental 12 B in 2001, directed by Jeeva and starring Jyotika and Simran, said: “The psycho-thriller movie is about an Indian cop who uses both brain and brawn to solve a case in Las Vegas. Actor-gym coach Alex who essays the role of the antagonist was an ex-soldier in the US Army. Debut music director Syam has composed two standout themes, and the action sequences were shot in Las Vegas.”
Shaam has had a chequered career, peppered with standout movies. He acted in the Telugu Kick, and played one of the leads in the 2016 Kannada romantic-comedy Santhu Straight Forward. His last solo lead was in the 2013 Tamil crime-thriller 6 Melugu Varthigal. His physical transformation was much spoken about in this film, where he lost sleep to develop eye bags, dropped weight drastically and grew his hair and beard. Many romantic numbers picturised on Shaam are still ear worms; he’s one of those actors who starred in many films with great music.
Shaam is also a part of Venkat Prabhu’s much-delayed Party, which is scheduled to hit screens soon. The film has been shot in the Fiji Islands.
The 125-minute-long Kaaviyyan is expected to hit screens in October. Watch the trailer here.