Actor Suriya will be appearing in a cameo role in the upcoming Tamil film Vikram, starring Kamal Haasan, which already boasts of an ensemble featuring the likes of actors Vijay Sethupathi and Fahadh Faasil.
A source in the know confirmed to Silverscreen India, on condition of anonymity, that Suriya is part of the cast, which also includes Narain, Gayathrie, Kalidas Jayaram, Shivani Narayanan, and Arjun Das.
Vikram is scheduled to release in theatres on June 3. Written and directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, the film is produced by Haasan’s home banner Raaj Kamal Films International in association with R Mahendran. Lokesh has also written the dialogues of the film in association with Rathna Kumar. Vijay Sethupathi essays the role of the primary antagonist.
Confirming that Suriya is part of the film, our source said, “He essays a cameo role in the film. He recently finished shooting his portions in Chennai.” This is Suriya’s first collaboration with director Lokesh.
While the actor’s role is being kept under wraps, speculations suggest that he will appear in the climax of Vikram. A video of Suriya hugging Haasan has also gone viral on social media.
It is to be noted that Suriya has earlier made a guest appearance in Manmadan Ambu (2010), starring Haasan. However, the duo did not have any combination scenes in the film.
On Wednesday, the makers of Vikram released the first single from the film, Pathala Pathala. The song is composed by the film’s music director Anirudh Ravichander with lyrics by Haasan, who has also sung it.
Vikram went into production in August 2021 and after 110 days of shoot, including some delays, it was finally wrapped up in early March. It has been shot by cinematographer Girish Gangadharan and edited by Philomin Raj.
This is Haasan’s 232nd film and it borrows its title from the actor’s own 1986 Tamil spy action movie that was directed by Rajashekar.
Vikram is set to also release in Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, and Hindi, apart from Tamil. The streaming rights of the film have been bagged by Disney+ Hotstar. It will stream on that platform post its theatrical run.