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SK 21 is now Amaran; Watch Sivakarthikeyan transform into a powerful military officer in this biopic

Sivakarthikeyan's Amaran is directed by Rajkumar Periasamy 

SK 21 is now Amaran; Watch Sivakarthikeyan transform into a powerful military officer in this biopic
Amaran poster

Last Updated: 05.57 PM, Feb 16, 2024


The wait is over! The long-awaited title of actor Sivakarthikeyan’s upcoming film SK 21 has been unveiled ahead of the actor’s birthday. The film has been titled Amaran, and the makers of the project announced it on social media on Friday. The film is directed by Rajkumar Periasamy, with multi-faceted artist and politician Kamal Haasan backing the film under the banner Raaj Kamal Films International.


SK 21 is now Amaran

The poster shows a muscular Sivakarthikeyan sporting a salt-and-pepper look as he is seen wielding a gun. You can also see some other military men behind him. The makers have also released a teaser glimpse of the film.

The teaser reveals that the film is set in Kashmir's Shopian, which is known to be a politically charged and volatile land of violence and terrorism. Sivakarthikeyan is shown to be the head of an infantry troop named 44 RR Cheetah Company, giving commands to his foot soldiers. There are blasts, cries, and terrorism, amid which Sivakarthikeyan is shown to be a valiant military officer. 

There is also a name tag that reads 'Mukund V', suggesting that Amaran is a biopic of Mukund Varadarajan, who was a commissioned officer in the Indian Army's Rajput Regiment. He was posthumously awarded the Ashok Chakra for his operation with the 44th Rashtriya Rifles battalion.

Produced by Kamal Haasan's Raaj Kamal Films International, Amaran is directed by Rajkumar Periyasamy, whose directorial debut was Rangoon. Sai Pallavi, Rahul Bose, and Lallu also appear in significant roles. Rumours suggest that there is a key cameo by Kamal Haasan. But an official confirmation is awaited.

What else do we know about Amaran?

Sai Pallavi plays the female lead and this marks her first collaboration with Sivakarthikeyan. Amaran has music by GV Prakash. The cinematography for the film will be handled by Ch Sai, with R Kalaivanan as the editor. Once it finishes its run in theatres, Amaran will stream on Netflix. However, a release date is yet to be announced.

Sivakarthikeyan plays an army officer in Amaran and performs high-octane stunt sequences. The film reportedly draws inspiration from the non-fiction book India’s Most Fearless: True Stories Of Modern Military Heroes, depicting real-life challenges faced by Indian soldiers, including the 2016 surgical strikes.

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