It is rumoured in Kollywood circles that after the recent hit film Miruthan, the director-actor combination of Shakti Sounder Rajan-‘Jayam’ Ravi is coming together to make a science-fiction film on space.
‘Jayam’ Ravi’s career as an actor has hit a purple patch during the past year or so. He had four releases last year in Romeo Juliet, Sakalakalavallavan, Thani Oruvan and Bhooloham out of which except Sakalakalavallavan, all other films ended up as super-hit ventures. Ravi has commenced 2016 with yet another hit film in Miruthan which was directed by Sakthi Soundararajan of Naanayam and Naigal Jaakirathai fame.
Ravi’s fans, who had seen him either as a romantic boy or as an action-packed star, found it tough to fit him in a ‘zombie’ film such as Miruthan but still made it a hit film as it was viewed as a novel attempt in Tamil films. At a time when it was expected that they would soon make a sequel to Miruthan, it is said tha Shakti and Ravi are now coming together again for a film on outer space.
Planned in a similar manner to Hollywood director Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, the new Shakti-Ravi film is likely to be made with a huge budget. Shakti has already commenced research work for penning the script of the film which would be shot in huge, specially-erected sets in Chennai. In all probability, the shoot of the film is to commence only in July or August.
Shakti is in the process of finalizing the heroine, other cast members, technicians and crew for the film. An announcement giving complete details of the cast and the date of the film’s launch is expected to be made in a fortnight’s time. It remains to be seen whether Ravi would be space-bound in the proposed new film akin to the protagonist in Interstellar!