The first look poster of actor Santhanam‘s next film Biskoth is out now. Helmed by director R Kannan, the film is being bankrolled by his Masala Pix banner in association with MK Ramprasad’s MKRP Productions. Though the actor has worked with the director in films like Jayam Kondaan (2008) and Kandaen Kaathalai (2009), this will be the first time Santhanam is working as the director’s leading man.
The poster features Santhanam in an 80s black disco costume wearing a cap and shades, leaping from an 80s motorcycle. He’s also got a suitcase in one hand and a gun with a rose in the barrel in his other hand. We also find bullets all around the vehicle. The poster in itself is also a little worn out on the sides adding to the whole vintage vibe.
Santhanam took to Twitter to share the poster.
Here it is the first look of my next rom-com #BiskothFirstLook produced & directed by @Dir_kannanR
Hope u guys love it 😊
@maslapixweb @mkrpproductions @TaraAlishaBerry @tridentartsoffl @EditorSelva @johnsoncinepro @radhanmusic 👍😊 pic.twitter.com/F0RBWHtbMI
— Santhanam (@iamsanthanam) March 4, 2020
The film talks about a young boy who works in a biscuit factory and eventually reaches the top of the ladder. The title is a nod to the Chennai slang for biscuit. Santhanam is playing three characters in the film. One of them will reprise actor Kamal Haasan‘s role from his 1982 film Sakalakala Vallavan. Another character features an 18th-century setting, and the shoot was in Hyderabad where a huge set of a palace was made.
Very happy birthday my dear friend @iamsanthanam 😘😘😘🤗🤗
Have a rocking year ahead👍
Our movie post-production final works going on, #Title & #FirstLook will be announced soon! @masalapixweb @mkrpproductions @johnsoncinepro pic.twitter.com/PEmwX9iHMx
— kannan (@Dir_kannanR) January 21, 2020
Tara Alisha Berry who paired opposite Santhanam in A1 will be seen with the actor in this film too. Debutant Swathi Muppala will play the second female lead.
Sowcar Janaki will be essaying the actor’s grandmother in the film which marks her 400th film. She was last seen in the Karthi starrer Thambi. Apart from her, Anand Raj, Motta Rajendran, Sivashankar, and ‘Lollu Sabha’ Manohar have also landed important roles.
Arjun Reddy/ Adithya Varma fame Radhan is composing music, 96 fame Shanmuga Sundharam is handling camera, Selva RK is editing and Rajkumar is helming art. Hari is handling stunts and Sathish is choreographing dance.
The film currently in the post-production phase will hit screens in April.
Here is the first-look poster.
Meanwhile, Santhanam’s previous film Dagaalty did not do well in the box office, and his long-pending release Server Sundaram helmed by Anand Balki which was to release on Valentine’s Day has been postponed due to financial issues. The actor will also feature in debutant Karthik Yogi’s Dikkiloona which recently wrapped up shoot.
Watch the teaser of Dagaalty here: