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Poikkal Kuthirai first look: Prabhudheva’s next has him playing a physically-challenged dad

The poster of the upcoming movie, written and directed by Santhosh P Jayakumar, was released on Wednesday

Samayeshwari Vithaspa
Aug 05, 2021
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The first look poster of Santhosh P Jayakumar’s Poikkal Kuthirai that was released on Wednesday had Prabhudheva in a never-seen-before avatar - as a physically-challenged man with a prosthetic leg.

After directing comedy films like Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuththu and its sequel, Santhosh’s next is an action entertainer dealing with a serious subject. Apart from Prabhudheva, the film also stars Varalaxmi Sarathkumar and Raiza Wilson playing the female leads and Prakash Raj among others.

Talking to TOI, the director described Prabhudheva’s character as a physically-challenged, caring father who gets pushed into a tough situation that could be challenging even for a normal person. He also went on to say the actor had been practising extensively to get into the role while wearing a prosthetic leg and was trained by professionals.

The shoot of the movie had begun earlier, but about 50% of the film is still pending. The director said that they will resume shooting in Chennai in 10 days.

When asked about the release date, director Santhosh told OTTplay that he hopes that it will release in theatres in December, provided the third wave doesn’t hit hard.

It is produced by S Vinodkumar, under the banner of Darkroom Pictures and Mini Studio. Music is scored by D Imman, who had previously collaborated with Prabhudheva for his 50th movie Pon Manickavel that is currently awaiting its release.


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