On Friday, the makers of actor Madhavan‘s upcoming film Maara put out a statement revealing the current status of the film. According to the statement, Maara’s shoot was completed before the nationwide lockdown was implemented. The makers are set to commence with post-production on the film soon.
The statement also added that the team is placing the safety of the crew ahead of everything else and that they are strictly adhering to the rules laid down by the government. The film is being helmed by debutant Dhilip Kumar who had earlier directed a couple of ad films and the 2017 short film Kalki (now streaming on Netflix) and bankrolled by Prateek Chakravorty and Shruti Nallappa under the Pramod Films banner.
Pramod Films took to Twitter to put out the statement.
Official Update: Production No 2 MAARA #maara #maaracomingsoon @actormaddy @ShraddhaSrinath @dhilip2488 @GhibranOfficial @theedittable #thamarai @DoneChannel1 @ShrutiNallappa @DesiboboPrateek @thespcinemas pic.twitter.com/sn6eAHG043
— Pramod Films (@pramodfilmsnew) June 5, 2020
Maara is the official Tamil remake of Dulquer Salmaan and Parvathy Thiruvothu‘s 2015 Malayalam hit Charlie helmed by Martin Prakkat. The romantic-drama dealt with a graphic artist Tessa who goes in search of a wacky carefree Charlie after she finds his incomplete sketchbook at the rental she resides in. Charlie saw great numbers at the box office and received great appreciation from critics.
Featuring alongside Madhavan is Shraddha Srinath and Adhe Kangal fame Sshivada, the former associating with Madhavan for the second time after their 2015 hit Vikram Vedha. Apart from them, standup comic Alexander Babu is also featuring in an important role. The makers would reportedly reveal the rest of the cast in the following days.
On the technical front, Unto The Dusk fame Karthik Muthukumar and Thegidi fame Dinesh Krishnan have handled the cinematography, Trance fame Ajayan Chalissery has handled the production design, Bhuvan Srinivasan is on the edit and Thaman on the music. Thamarai has penned the lyrics and Bipin Ragupathy has co-written the story of Maara. While Eka Lakhani has designed costumes for Maddy and Shraddha, Remya Suresh has taken care of costumes for the rest of the cast.
Recently, Madhavan had congratulated Dulquer for the announcement of his new film Hey Sinamika helmed by dance choreographer Brinda Gopal. To this, Dulquer retorted by thanking the actor and stating that he was waiting for Maddy’s directorial debut Rocketry as well as Maara. Madhavan in turn responded to the tweet saying he would be delighted if he could match at least half of Dulquer’s top-notch performance.
— dulquer salmaan (@dulQuer) March 13, 2020
— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) March 13, 2020
Maara began filming in October 2019 and will reportedly release post-lockdown.
Meanwhile, Madhavan will also feature in his directorial debut Rocketry and Hemanth Madhukar‘s Nishabdham/Silence. Recently, rumours that Nishabdham would hit Amazon Prime Video, directly were rubbished by the makers of the film.
Shraddha Srinath will next feature in a slew of Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada films. She has MS Anandan‘s Chakra, Ravikanth Perepu’s Krishna And His Leela, KS Nandeesh’s Godhra, Anup Bhandari’s Phantom, and Rishab Shetty’s Rudraprayaga.