Earlier in the day, the banner revealed that the shooting for the film had commenced and had also shared a few stills from the inaugural ceremony.
Thiruchitrambalam, which was tentatively called D44, is Dhanush’s 44th film. It is directed by Mithran Jawahar, and marks the fourth collaboration of the director and actor. Mithran, who has assisted Dhanush’s brother and filmmaker Selvaraghavan, has earlier directed the actor in Yaaradi Nee Mohini (2008), Kutty (2010), and Uthamaputhiran (2010), all of which were remakes of Telugu films.
On Wednesday, the production company took to social media to reveal the film’s cast. While actors Priya Bhavani Shankar, Raashi Khanna, and Nithya Menen will be playing the female leads, actor Prakash Raj, and veteran filmmaker Bharathiraja, are set to portray prominent characters.
Calling it a “wonderful breezy film,” Prakash Raj expressed his joy to team up with the “extremely talented team.”
Meanwhile, Dhanush has several other films in the pipeline, including Maaran with director Karthick Naren. He will also be making his Telugu debut in filmmaker Sekhar Kammula’s yet-to-be-titled trilingual project that will be made in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi. The film will go on floors sometime this year.
Other projects of the actor include the Aanand L Rai directorial Atrangi Re, co-starring Akshay Kumar and Sara Ali Khan; a second project with Karnan director Mari Selvaraj; and a sequel to Aayirathil Oruvan, directed by his brother Selvaraghavan.
Dhanush has also completed shooting his portions for the Russo Brothers’ Netflix film, The Gray Man.