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It's official: Kamal Haasan and Thunivu director H Vinoth to collaborate

Filmmaker H Vinoth eagerly anticipates the release of Thunivu, which stars Ajith Kumar.

It's official: Kamal Haasan and Thunivu director H Vinoth to collaborate
Kamal Haasan; H Vinoth
  • S Subhakeerthana

Last Updated: 08.47 AM, Nov 06, 2022

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After Lokesh Kanagaraj's Vikram became a hit, Kamal Haasan began filming Shankar's Indian 2, but production was delayed for almost two years, due to multiple reasons. It appears that fans are in for another surprise! Once filming on Indian 2 is through, Kamal Haasan will work on a project with H Vinoth. According to sources, it has political undertones, which prompted the actor to nod in agreement.

When H Vinoth met Kamal Haasan for a script narration a few months ago, it was reported that the two were working together. This untitled film will be backed by Kamal Haasan's home banner Raaj Kamal Films International.

Vinoth directed Ajith Kumar in Nerkonda Paarvai (the Tamil remake of Amitabh Bachchan’s Pink), Valimai, and the upcoming, Thunivu. The third film, which is set for Pongal release next year, will follow the success of the first two. Aside from Kamal Haasan, he was rumoured to be directing Vijay Sethupathi and Yogi Babu; however, the shoot has been postponed.

Kamal Haasan will further act in Malayalam director Mahesh Narayanan's upcoming film, which he wrote the script for. The former will make his Tamil cinema debut in this movie, in which Kamal has said he will star.

Films like Take Off, C U Soon, Malik, Malayankunju, and Ariyippu are among Mahesh's best-recognised works as a director. Notably, he previously served as editor for Vishwaroopam 1 and 2. The director is also set to make his Bollywood debut with Phantom Hospital.

Kamal Haasan has consented to play the lead in Pa Ranjith's movie. The director touts it as an “important” one that will “deal with a social issue” and be set in Tamil Nadu's Madurai district. The movie is for Raajkamal Films International, owned by Haasan.

Pa Ranjith
Pa Ranjith

In the latest interview, Kamal Haasan was quoted, as saying, he watched four films in a day, during the Covid-induced lockdown. “I wrote 2 or 3 scripts. I don't think I can ever take a break from movies. Cinema is always there in my life, in some way or the other.”

In his films, Kamal Haasan promised to showcase his brand of politics. “In each movie I make, I will express myself honestly. I think politics has an impact on our daily life. I, therefore, like to ensure that my influence is seen in society. Not becoming involved in politics is wrong.”

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