‘49-O’ is a Section under the Constitution of India under which a person visiting a polling booth during an election can express his/her reservations about the polling process and get his/her name entered in the record as person not ‘willing’ to exercise his/her franchise. Interestingly enough, ace comedian Goundamani’s comeback film in which he plays the lead role has been titled as 49-O.
Produced jointly by Ravindran and Dr. Sivabalan on behalf of their respective banners Trident Arts and Zero Rules Entertainment, 49-O would have a leading actress pairing up opposite Goundamani. The actress is yet to be chosen, though. Others in the cast include M.S. Baskar, Mayilsami, John Vijay, VTV Ganesh, Somasundaram, Virumandi and Thirumurugan.
Goundamani won’t be playing a typical hero but has been designated as the ‘hero’ of the script. P. Arokyadas, who had earlier worked as assistant director under the likes of Gautham Vasudev Menon and Vikram K. Kumar, is debuting as a director with this film.
The shoot, which is soon to commence, would be held in Chennai, Tiruvannamalai, Virudhunagar, Sivakasi, Kovilpatti and Mysore.