Yogi Babu, Naan Kadavul Rajendran, Karunakaran, Ramesh Khanna and Murali Sharma among others, too, will be seen essaying key roles in the film
Naresh (extreme left) with film's lead actors and other makers
Director Pon Kumaran, who worked as the writer of Rajinikanth-starrer Lingaa and has made a few films in Kannada earlier, is set to helm a movie in Tamil. Titled Golmaal, the project, according to its creative producer M Naresh Jain, will be made on a lavish budget. Starring Jiiva, Mirchi Shiva, Tanya Hope and Payal Rajput in lead roles, the makers are planning to shoot the entire film in Mauritius. Tipped as a fun-filled comic caper, S Saravanan and Aruldev have come on board to crank the camera and compose music respectively for the movie. Produced by B Vinod Jain under Jaguar Studios, the film was officially launched on Sunday.
Naresh says Kollywood hasn't explored Mauritius much, and that's one reason why they chose to shoot the film there. He opens up, "The movie will be a complete fun ride and we wanted an island where all the amusing sequences take place. Many exotic places in Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia among other countries have been explored to a good extent in Tamil cinema. We felt Mauritius would be a good location with regard to offering never-before-seen visuals for the audience. The place also has amusement parks and themed restaurants which are required for the story. More over, the island nation is open for film shooting; everyone needs to do an RT-PCR test, though."
He adds, "Apart from the leads, Yogi Babu, Naan Kadavul Rajendran, Karunakaran, Ramesh Khanna and Murali Sharma among others, too, will be seen essaying key roles in the film, which will go on floors in November. We are planning to wrap up the shooting by December end. If everything goes well, Golmaal might hit the screens as a summer release in 2022." Jiiva's previous outing, Kalathil Sandhippom, a theatrical release which hit the screens earlier this year, was also a multi-starrer project.