The director, who shot to fame with Hara Hara Mahadevaki and Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuthu, says his new project is different from his previous outings
Prabhudheva, Varalaxmi and Santhosh
Santhosh P Jayakumar, who last directed Irandam Kuththu, had announced his next project recently. Prabhudheva, Varalaxmi and Raiza Wilson have been roped in to play lead characters in the movie, which is different from the director's previous outings. While Irandam Kuththu was an adult horror-comedy on the lines of his earlier film Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuththu, Ghajinikanth, which he made with Arya and Sayyeshaa, was a comic caper.
His untitled new project, he says, will be a serious film with ample twists and turns. Talking to OTTplay, Santhosh says, "The movie will have lots of surprises for the audience. Prabhudheva sir will be essaying a never-before-seen avatar in the film. We will be releasing the first look of the project in a few days, which will give a clarity on its genre. The trailer will have more details for the audience who are curious about the movie."
Santhosh adds that unlike his previous films, this one will be devoid of humour. "There is no scope for humour in this film, which will be shot in and around Chennai. The movie will have loads of emotion, thrills and action. Varalaxmi and Raiza, who play the female leads, will have equal space to perform in it. If everything goes well, we are looking forward to a theatrical release in December. This is applicable only if the third wave doesn't hit us hard," he says.
The director's Pulanaivu, which he had announced earlier, starring Arvind Swami in lead role, was stalled after the crew shot for the film for a few days. Quiz him on the same, and he adds, "I'm clueless about its progress. We had shot for 10 days, though. Producer Mathialagan only knows what happened to the project." Billed as a crime thriller, the film had Arvind playing a CB-CID officer. Imman was roped in as the music composer for the project.