Starring: Rajnikanth, Nayanthara, Pasupathy,Meena, Santhanam, Livingston, Vadivelu, Prabhu, M.S.Bhaskar and other leading stars in cameo roles.
Produced by: K.Balachandar, Ashwini Dutt and Vijayakumar
Music: G.V.Prakash Kumar
Camera: Arvind Krishna
This film is being jointly produced by K.Balachandar’s Kavithalaya and Seven Arts. This film is being directed by P.Vasu which will be his 55th film. This film was made in Tamil and Telugu. This film is the remake of the Malayalam Katha Paryumbol.
Kuselan is the story of Barber Balan (Pasupathy) in a village who lives with his wife, Sreedevi (Meena) and his three school going kids. Balan owns a dilapidated Barber shop in the junction which hardly anyone visits, thanks to his competitor who has opened a new gen Hair Styling salon with modern equipments. Balan is struggling to meet both ends but does not compromise on his dignity. Added to this is his sharp tongue which almost always puts him in trouble- sometimes with the local money lender and sometimes with the school principal In the midst of Balan’s hand to mouth existence arrive a film shooting crew in the village. The hero of the film is the reigning superstar Ashok Raj (Rajnikanth). Ashok Raj happens to be Balan’s childhood friend and this news spreads like wild fire in the village. All of a sudden, Balan becomes the cynosure of all eyes in the village and he has the entire village approaching him. All of them want just one thing from him- introduce Ashok Raj to them. This puts Balan in a quandary- his situation is such that he cannot refuse any of the favors extended to him, but he just cannot muster enough courage to go and meet Ashok Raj considering the time that has passed ever since he met him last. How Balan manages the situation and whether or not he is able to meet Ashok Raj is what the rest of the movie is all about. The strength of the movie lies in its script penned by Srinivasan.
The project had been completed in a short period of 85 days; the director explained that they had shot at least 60 scenes and 5 songs for the movie.
The movie’s Telugu version would be called Kathanayakadu and not Kuseladu.
There are inch-to inch punch dialogues in the film.
Rajnikanth said that the character Ashok Raj will be a turning point in his career. He has always been overwhelmed by the response he got from his audience. Rajnikanth has portrayed nearly 20 different characters for a song in this movie and is very excited about the movie.
G. V. Prakash has reportedly come out with very good songs and Punjabi pop king Daler Mehndi has sung a song in Tamil for the first time. Daler Mehndi has sung the track Oyam Zaarare in this movie. Also lending their voices to this stupendous album for playback in the film are Shankar Mahadevan, Hariharan, Sujata, Chitra, Sadhna Sargam, Shreya Ghosal, and Kailash Kher and Prasanna.V.V.
To commemorate the 75th Year of the Tamil Cinema director P.Vasu felt it would be appropriate to incorporate a song highlighting the hard work done by those in the film fraternity. It was written by lyricist Valee and sung by Shankar Mahadevan. ‘MGR Sivaji Sir NTR Rajkumaru Evargal Eruntha Cinema, Inimel Idhupol Varuma,’ the song goes on. Many of the leading stars of Kollywood are participating for this sequence. The song was shot on the lines of Om Shanthi Om.
Big Music has acquired the music rights of the film Kuselan. Big Music will release the album in two languages, Tamil & Telugu. The music album will hit stores across the country from 1 July.
Pyramid Saimira Entertainment Limited, Singapore, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pyramid Saimira Group, has bagged the worldwide rights of the Rajnikanth-starrer Kuselan. 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.
P Vasu announced recently that the movie would hit the screens on July 25…
Expectations: A Super flick