Actor-director Sasikumar’s next with director NV Nirmal Kumar, who earlier made Salim, has reportedly been titled Nana.
The spokesperson for the film said that the title is not confirmed as yet. However sources have confirmed the news, a report by CE says the title stands for the name ‘Naan Narayanan’.
This is Sasikumar’s first city-based action adventure. 50 per cent of the shoot is already complete in Mumbai, and upcoming schedules in Hyderabad and Chennai have been planned.
The film, which went on floors on April 11, also stars Bharathiraja, and has music by Radhan, cinematography by Ganesh Chandhra who also worked on Salim. Art direction is by Anand Mani, stunt by Sakthi Saravanan. The rest of the cast is yet to be announced.
My nxt with @Dir_nirmalkumar produced by @KalpataruPictrs shooting starts today pic.twitter.com/t3sxBbCmKI
— M.Sasikumar (@SasikumarDir) April 10, 2019
NV Nirmal Kumar’s first film was the Vijay Antony-starrer Salim in 2014. He followed this up with Sathuranga Vettai 2, starring Arvind Swami and Trisha, but it has been facing delays due to various issues. The original film was directed by H Vinoth, who wrote the script and story for the sequel.
Meanwhile, Sasikumar has been working on many films since director Karthik Subbaraj’s Petta in which he played Rajinikanth’s friend Malik. He has Sumuthirakani’s Naadodigal 2, co-starring Anjali. The film has story line similar to the first part. Production is complete and the makers are awaiting release.
Kennedy Club, starring Sasikumar, Bharathiraja, a women’s kabbadi team and others is also in the final stages. Sasikumar will be seen as a kabbadi coach in the film, the teaser and songs of which are out. The team recently hosted a real kabbadi match for shoot, with the general public invited to act as spectators. A release date for the film is awaited.
Sasikumar’s other projects include director SR Prabhakaran’s Kombu Vatcha Singamda under production, and Gautham Vasudev Menon’s long-delayed Enna Noki Paayum Thotta.