While Sundar C plays a cop, Jai essays the role of a criminal.
Last Updated: 09.16 PM, Jun 12, 2022
We had reported that filmmaker Sundar C and actor Jai were collaborating on Pattampoochi. The latest buzz is that the film will be hitting screens on June 24. For now, it looks like this Sundar C-starrer will release alongside Titanic: Kaadhalum Kavundhu Pogum, Vijay Sethupathi's Maamanithan, and Ashok Selvan's Vezham.
Touted to be an investigative thriller, Pattampoochi, also featuring Honey Rose Varghese, Imman Annachi, and others are helmed by Badri, known for directing Aintham Padai (2009) and Thillu Mullu (2013). Bankrolled by Khushbu Sundar, under the Avni TeleMedia banner, Pattampoochi has music by Navneeth S and cinematography by Esakki Krishnasamy.
"The script is a sort of cat-and-mouse game between a criminal and a police officer," Badri Narayanan tells OTTplay. Initially, the film was set to have a theatrical release on May 13 but was eventually postponed.
While Sundar C plays a cop, Jai essays the titular criminal. On casting Jai in a character with negative shades, Badri told Silverscreen that while writing the script, he wanted a “hero” to take on the role as opposed to a “villain.”
Even while writing, Badri says, it was decided that Sundar C would play the role of the cop. Honey Rose Varghese, who predominantly acts in Malayalam cinema, will be seen in the role of the journalist, he tells.
Badri, who penned Pattampoochi’s story during the pandemic-induced lockdown, says he wanted to make “a film in an offbeat genre.” He told Silverscreen, “It is easy to nab a culprit, especially in these times and with the available technology. One interesting element is that this film is set in Chennai in the year 1989 when technology was not very advanced. Human intelligence mattered for solving crimes during that period.”
Pattampoochi went on floors in mid-2021 and was shot in Chennai and Puducherry.
On the work front, Sundar C has a multi-starrer in the pipeline, titled Coffee With Kadhal. Headlined by Jai, Jiiva, and Srikanth, the makers recently unveiled the first look poster, which introduces all the main cast members.
Coffee With Kadhal has music by Yuvan Shankar Raja. It marks the composer's reunion with Sundar C after 19 years.
Also, Sundar C is a part of One 2 One, Thalai Nagaram 2 and Vallan. One 2 One is directed by Thirugnanam, who had previously helmed Paramapatham Vilaiyattu. The film has Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap in the role of the baddie.