Director Sundar C’s extravagant project, tentatively titled Sangamitra, has roped in another A-list profile from the industry. National Award winning cinematographer Sudeep Chatterjee who has previously worked in movies like Bajirao Mastnani, and Dhoom 3, has been signed up for this movie.
Other big names part of the film are music director AR Rahman and art director Sabu Cyril of Enthiran fame. Kamal Kannan of Baahubali fame handles the special effects.
This movie marks the 100th production of Sri Thenandal films. The production company has previously worked with the director in successful ventures like Aranmanai and Aranmanai 2.
Sangamithra is rumoured to be the most expensive film in the Indian industry. It is expected to beat the cost of Baahubali and Endhiran. Sundar C said that the cast will have a number of stars, along with a prominent south Indian actor in the lead. There is some speculation about Vijay being signed up for the project. But nothing is confirmed yet. Hema Rukmani, CEO of the production company said that the movie will have leading actors from multiple industries and they are looking for a “pan-Indian star cast”.
The movie will be made in three languages: Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi.
Sundar C added that the movie will go on the floors only in March 2017. Although they are done with the script writing, the movie demands a lot of pre-production work. “We have already started working on creating storyboards and animation. Technicians in the UK, USA, and Denmark are currently working on the project”.
Calling it the “biggest ever,” Sundar C confirmed that it will be a historical movie. The movie is likely to be complete only in 2019.
Tamil writer Prapanchan, who won the Sahitya Akademi award for his novel Vaanam Vasappadum, has written the story.