The movie, which is based on a true incident, will also have Mahima Nambiar, Kalaiyarasan and Thambi Ramaiah in pivotal roles
Prabhu Deva, Pa Vijay and Mahima Nambiar
After starring in the horror-comedy franchise Devi, along with Tamannaah, actor, dancer and director Prabhu Deva will next try his hand at a horror-crime thriller will be helmed by Pa Vijay. The filmmaker had earlier directed the horror film, Strawberry, and the crime-thriller Aaruthra. Mahima Nambiar has been roped in to play the female lead of the movie, which is also scripted by Vijay. A puja function of the film was held recently that was attended by the team.
According to a report in TOI, Vijay has let the fans know that the movie is inspired by a true incident. He also revealed that the film is a crime-thriller with elements of horror.
On casting Prabhu Deva, he said that he has been a fan of the actor and he had a limited choice of actors to play the lead in the film and this included the actor-director. He said Prabhu Deva was apt for the role as he could pull off both comical and serious roles, a skill that was required for the movie's protagonist.
Further on Prabhu Deva's role, he said his character will be acting like a strange person as he was affected by an incident that happened to him previously. He will be adopting a rough and tough appearance in the movie, which was suggested by Prabhu Deva, when Vijay wanted to go for a new look for him.
Here is a clip from Prabhu Deva's previous horror-comedy film Devi.
Mahima will be playing a forest officer in the movie, half of which takes place in a forest. It will also feature Thambi Ramaiah and Kalaiyarasan in important roles. Cinematographer Deepak Kumar Padhey and composer Ganesan Sekar are also part of the film, which is set to go on floors by September. It will be shot in three schedules - one in a forest, one in an erected set in Chennai and the final leg, abroad.