Kamal Haasan has revealed that the teaser trailer for KH234, which will be directed by Mani Ratnam, will be released on November 7, coinciding with his 69th birthday.
Kamal Haasan with Mani Ratnam.
Tamil superstar Kamal Haasan marked the 36th anniversary of the iconic film Nayakan during a recent episode of Bigg Boss Tamil Season 7. He also shared exciting news about his upcoming project with director Mani Ratnam, temporarily titled KH234, which is set to go on the floors with a teaser shoot.
"Nayakan completed 36 years. It has also been so many years since Mani Ratnam and I united. He is now busy preparing to shoot a teaser. I will be joining him tomorrow with your good wishes," Kamal said.
He also revealed that the teaser trailer for KH234 will be released on November 7, coinciding with his 69th birthday.
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Nayakan is a milestone in Indian cinema
Nayakan was released on October 21, 1987. The film became an instant classic and its reputation around the world has only grown stronger over the years. It won't be wrong to say that this film is a cornerstone of Indian cinema.
Nayakan redefined the standards for mainstream cinema, challenging conventions by delivering a sensibly artistic narrative through a star-studded, big-budget production that resonated with a wide audience.
Nayakan tells the rise and fall of a Tamil migrant living in dehumanising conditions in Bombay, now Mumbai. The film shines a light on the struggles of Tamil migrants and the rise of Velu Nayakan, portrayed brilliantly by Kamal Haasan, as their guardian angel.
Nayakan was deeply inspired by the likes of The Godfather and Once Upon A Time in America. The film's powerful and gritty portrayal of violence and crime became a watershed moment in Indian cinema.
Nayakan was also named by Time magazine as one of the 100 greatest films of all time.
Kamal Haasan's upcoming movie
Kamal has a slew of big-budget movies in the making. He has completed shooting for Indian 2, which marks his reunion with director Shankar after nearly two decades. The movie is now in post-production.
He is expected to join the sets of director H Vinoth. The project, which has been tentatively titled KH 233, is expected to be an action thriller. Kamal took training in gun firing in the USA in preparation for the movie. Following this project, he will start shooting for Mani Ratnam's next.
Kamal is also part of the star-studded cast of Kalki 2898 AD. The upcoming science-fiction extravaganza also stars Prabhas, Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles.