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Santhanam To Have Two Releases On January 31

Actor Santhanam who saw two releases, A1 and Dhilluku Dhuddu 2 last year has a lineup this year too. While he is currently filming for Karthik Yogi‘s Dikkilona, his long-delayed Server Sundaram helmed by Anand Balki and Dagaalty helmed by debutant Vijay Anand are set for a release together on January 31, 2020.

The announcement came this morning on Twitter.

Vijay Anand is a former associate of director Shankar. His Dagaalty stars Yogi Babu and Bengali actor Rittika Sen in the lead alongside Santhanam. Actors Brahmanandam, Radha Ravi, Rekha, Hemant Pandey, Manobala, Namo Narayana, Stunt Silva, Santhana Bharathi, and Hindi actor Tarun Arora have also been roped in for significant roles. Jointly bankrolled by the actor’s Handmade Films and SP Chowdhary’s 18 Reels, the film has Dipak Kumar Padhy on camera, TS Suresh on edit, Jacki on art and Vijay Narain composing music. Stunt Silva has choreographed stunts and Shobi has choreographed dance.

The action-comedy has been shot at various locations like Chennai, Tirukazhukundram, Tiruchendur, Kadappa, Mumbai, and even at the Jaipur Palace where actor Rajinikanth starrer Darbar was recently filmed.


The film which wrapped up shoot at the end of September recently dropped the second single ‘Koththaa Koththudhu’ rendered by Santhosh Narayanan and Govind Vasantha from the film.

Listen to the song here:

Server Sundaram, on the other hand, is a comedy-drama directed by debutant Anand Balki. The producer, Selvakumar J of Kenanya Films has bought the title from AVM.

Speaking about the film, Balki earlier told Silverscreen, “Santhanam has been labelled as a comedian-turned-hero. After the release of this film, this perception will change as he has transformed into a complete commercial hero in this film. Except for the title, the film has no connection with the 1964 film, Server Sundaram, in which Nagesh played the role of a chef. As I am an ardent fan of Nagesh, I chose this title for my first film. Also, it is perfect because Santhanam plays an aspiring chef in the film.”


Marathi actress Vaibhavi Shandilya is the female lead with Saurabh Shukla, Kitty, Mayilsamy, and Radha playing important roles. Popular chef Damodharan has also done a cameo. The technical team of Server Sundaram includes music director Santhosh Narayanan, cinematographer PK Varma, art director A Rajesh, and editor Dinesh Ponraj. Dance has been choreographed by Kalyan and Sathish while stunts are by Hari Dinesh.

Server Sundaram has been extensively shot in Dubai, Goa, and Chennai.

Watch the trailer of the film here.