Fahadh Faasil, the Malayalam actor whose latest film Joji premiered on Amazon Prime Video on Wednesday, will be seen in Kamal Haasan‘s upcoming Tamil film Vikram, Fahadh confirmed during an interview with Film Companion on Wednesday.
Vikram will be directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, whose latest Tamil film Master became the first big-budget film to release after the Covid-19 pandemic.
There has been no official announcement regarding the casting yet. Fahadh is also making his Telugu debut as the antagonist in Allu Arjun‘s Pushpa.
Kanagaraj announced the beginning of the shoot of Vikram on Wednesday with the phrase Aarambikkalaangala, the catch-phrase of the film’s title teaser that released in November 2020.
Tentatively titled Kamal 232, the film’s music will be composed by Anirudh Ravichander and will be produced by Haasan’s Raaj Kamal Films International. Sathyan Sooryan and Phiomin Raj are the cinematographer and editor of the film, respectively.
Co-incidentally, Haasan appeared in another film titled Vikram in 1986. The actor who is also the chief ministerial candidate from his political party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), played a RAW agent in the film. It is unsure if Kanagaraj’s film will be a sequel to 1986 film.
Aarambikkalaangala 💪#Vikram pic.twitter.com/pvOPzB2icn
— Lokesh Kanagaraj (@Dir_Lokesh) April 7, 2021
While Faasil made his Tamil debut with Sivakarthikeyan’s Velaikaran, he also appeared in the National Award-winning Tamil film Super Deluxe. Vikram, his third Tamil film, will mark his first collaboration with Haasan. Besides Joji, Faasil’s recent releases include Irul, that released on Netflix. Both films are thriller, a genre that the actor seems to have become a face of over the years. With films like Kumbalangi Nights, Trance, C U Soon, Maheshinte Prathikaram, and now Joji, Faasil has carved out a niche in the genre and as an actor. His next Malayalam release is Malik with C U Soon director Mahesh Narayanan.
Vikram is expected to release in theatres in 2022.