The director's previous outing, Katteri, which was initially said to go the OTT way, is yet to see the light of the day
A working still from the project
Deekay, who made heads turn with his debut film, Yaamirukka Bayamey, a horror-comedy, is busy with Karungaapiyam, which has Kajal Aggarwal, Regina Cassandra, Janani, Raiza Wilson and Noyrika playing lead roles in it. The first look of the movie was released last month. The fantasy horror flick, which has been shot in Chennai, Udumalaipettai, and Pollachi, has cinematography by Vinod, with whom he had worked earlier. The filmmaker had earlier revealed that all the actresses are eccentrics in their own ways in the film, though their characters are different from each other.
He released a few stills from the movie on his Twitter account and said that the audience can expect a box full of surprises by some finest actors in it. While one of the working stills he has released features Kajal Aggarwal listening to an assistant director narrating the script to her even as he monitors the set, another still has Shah Ra and Noyrika who looked scared. He has posted a stand-alone picture each of Regina and Janani as well along with his tweet.
Kalaiyarasan will be seen playing a major role in the film which also Yogi Babu, Karunakaran and John Vijay, too, in notable roles. Karungaapiyam, according to the director, refers to 'black novel' and the movie has a story of diverse interesting chapters from the book. He also added that the characters of the five actresses denote women from different times based on the stories in the mysterious book.
Meanwhile, Deekay's Katteri, which is also a horror film, is yet to see the light of the day. Contrary to speculation that the movie might go the OTT way, the makers had announced last year that the film will hit screens in December, 2020. However, they postponed the theatrical release owing to the onslaught of second wave.