Nayanthara’s Airaa got a U/A certificate by the censor board. Shoot for the film, directed by Sarjun KM, wrapped recently. It was announced that the film will release in March. The film’s production house KJR Studios confirmed this on Twitter.
#Airaa CENSORED U/A! An unique emotional horror experience in store for you this MARCH! ? Ready to meet Yamuna & Bhavani? #AiraaCensoredUA #LadySuperstar #Nayanthara @KalaiActor @sarjun34 @SundaramurthyKS @Priyankaravi20 @jogesh_karthik @tridentartsoffl pic.twitter.com/QhSsbllsii
— KJR Studios (@kjr_studios) February 13, 2019
Going by the teaser, the story seems to revolve around a woman who feels unloved, and like with Sarjun’s other films (Laksmi which was about extra marital affair, and Maa was about teenage abortion), we see the director attempting to portray what women go through in Airaa.
In addition to showing Nayanthara’s two characters with visibly different personalities, we see cuts to black and white scenes to differentiate her second character from the first.
The film is produced by KJR studios, who had earlier financed Nayanthara’s Aramm. Sudarsan Srinivasan, Priyanka Ravindran, Karthik Jogesh, Siva Sankar and Yogi Babu play supporting roles. Music for the film is by KS Sundaramurthy, the composer of 8 Thottakal.
Director Sarjun spoke to the The News Minute and said, “After Maa released, I got a call from Rajesh sir (Kotapadi J Rajesh of KJR Studios), he asked me if I had a one-liner for Nayanthara. He added that they preferred a horror drama. He heard the story I had in mind, and then made me sit with Nayanthara who liked it too. In fact, she had liked Maa a lot.”
Nayanthara, who is known to pick films that have women in important roles, was recently seen in Maya, Aramm, Kolamaavu Kokila, Dora and Imaikkaa Nodigal. Airaa is her third horror-thriller film after Maya and Dora, both of which were well-received for her performance.
Her upcoming films include the thriller Kolayuthir Kaalam, directed by Chakri Toleti. She plays the lead in Sivakarthikeyan’s Mr Local by director Rajesh, the Malayalam film Love Action Drama, directed by Dhyan Sreenivasan, and the Telugu period drama Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy.