Sibiraj’s next film with Auraa Cinemas has been titled Ranger. Directed by Dharanidharan, who is known for films like Burma, Jackson Durai, and Raja Ranguski, the movie is based on true incidents involving a man-eating tigress named Avni shot dead after claiming many lives in Yavatmal district, Maharashtra.
Sibiraj plays the lead role as a forest officer for the first time and is collaborating with the director for the second time after Jackson Durai. He will also be seen with Ramya Nambeesan for the second time after Sathya, the remake of the Malayalam movie Kshanam. Madhu Shalini, Kaali Venkat and Saayaji Shinde will also be appearing in important roles. Music to be scored by Arrol Corelli, the film will see Siva Nandheeshwaran on the editing table.
“More than saying that the script of Ranger was unique, I felt it was more gripping. We have come across many Man-Animal conflict based films, which mostly had fictional backdrop. But, to see a script based on a shocking incident that happened in our country was very appealing,” says Producer, Mahesh G of Auraa Cinemas.
Sibiraj told Silverscreen that this film will be different from all his other movies and that it promises be an entertainer.
The film is to be shot extensively in the dense forests of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh. It reportedly calls for a lot of CGI shots for which the team is getting on board some of Hollywood’s most proficient VFX artists.
Here’s the poster featuring a forest officer’s jeep, with a lone man (Sibiraj) and a tiger.