Kuselan is the talk of the town. There were so many gossips about this film. Now the time has come for the egg to hatch since the film is almost ready for release. Rajni fans are sure to rejoice because they will have wait for at least two years to see his next film Robot. The final schedule of Kuselan will be shot in Ramoji Rao film city from June 3 to 15 and the music director will leave for London next week to record the DTS version of Kuselan songs.
R. Venkatakrishnan, chief operating officer of the movie’s worldwide distributors Pyramid Saimira said that it began with the distribution of cool buttermilk from the star’s marriage hall in the south western suburbs by the star’s fans’ association. This film is a real Rajni film but with a difference. All the five songs have been composed by young musician GV Prakash Kumar and all songs have been already picturised with the Superstar. Rajni is appearing in 20 different getups in a special song rendered by Daler Mehndi, Sadhana Sargam and Chitra. Remake of the Malayalam super hit Katha Parayumbol and focuses on the bond between a superstar and a village barber who were childhood buddies.
Rajnikanth plays the role of the superstar made memorable by Mammooty in the original, while Pasupathy dons the barber’s role. Rajnikanth is doing an “extended cameo” as the story has been re-written by Vasu to suit the image of the Superstar. He will appear along with Nayanthara in two songs and many more scenes as the producers Kavithalaya wanted to market it as a Rajnikanth film. Pyramid Saimira Entertainment Limited, Singapore, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pyramid Saimira Group, has bagged the worldwide rights of the Rajnikanth-starrer Kuselan. Sources inform that the rights have been picked up for a sum of Rs 65 crores.
Pyramid Saimira will own the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for a period of 11 years. Kuselan is being produced by Kavithalaya and Seven Arts Films in Tamil and Vyjanthi Movies and Seven Arts Films in Telugu. The film also stars Pasupathy, Meena, Nayantara, and Vadivel in Tamil and Jagapathy, Babu, Sunil, Meena and Nayantara in Telugu. Kuselan audio will be released on June 20 in grand manner both in Tamil and Telugu. K Balachander, Vijayakumar and Aswini Dutt, the proud producers of Kuselan, have planned to release the audio in grand manner in Chennai and Hyderabad in the same day.
The Tamil version of Kuselan will be released in the morning while the Telugu Kucheladu will be released in the evening at Hyderabad. Of course, Superstar Rajni will attend both the functions on the same day. In view of celebrating the movies 100th day on the same day of Deepavali (Oct. 27), one of the grand festivals of the state, the producer and director have fixed this date for the release on 18th July 2008.