In keeping with the trend of releasing films a few days ahead of an important function/festival, the makers of Sivakarthikeyan’s upcoming film have decided to release the film on 11th April next year, three days ahead of the dawn of the Tamil New Year which falls on 14th April.
Thirukumaran, who was working as assistant worker under producer-director A.R. Murogadoss, turns director with ‘Maan Karate’ and also marks a significant film in the fledgling career of Sivakarthikeyan. The television anchor-turned-hero, who had till now been paired opposite either newcomers or upcoming heroines, gets his first film opposite an established Hansika.
Besides the lead pair of Sivakarthikeyan and Hansika, ‘Maan Karate’ also has Vidyut Jamwal, the menacing villain of Ajith’sBilla II and Vijay’s Thuppakki, in a significant role. Produced by P. Madhan on behalf of his Escape Artist Motion Pictures, Maan Karate has music by Anirudh Ravichander, who had also scored the music of Sivakarthikeyen’s hit film Ethir Neechal which released early this year.
The film has been shot widely in Chennai and Bangalore and a couple of songs are to be shot at Malta, the European country on the Mediterranean sea. The story and screenplay of the film have been penned by none other than A.R. Murugadoss himself and are expected to be one of the film’s strong points.
Maan Karate’s ‘first look’ would be revealed on January 01 when 2014 is born. The audio of the film would be launched on Valentine’s Day on 14th Februrary.