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Susi Ganeshan to direct two period dramas, Vanjam Theerthayada and Brave Queen, next

The director has the yet-to-be released Bollywood film Dil Hai Gray, too, in his kitty

Thinkal Menon
Jan 05, 2022
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Susi Ganeshan

Director Susi Ganeshan, who has been in the news for some time for all the wrong reasons, has now announced his upcoming projects. His upcoming film has been titled Vanjam Theerthayada, the poster of which was also unveiled by the filmmaker. According to a source close to him, the project is based on a few real events that took place in Madurai in the 80s.

Tipped as a full-fledged action drama, Susi is currently busy with its screenplay. It is expected that he will come up with an update on its cast and crew details soon. The film will be produced under his home banner 4V Entertainment. Vanjam Theerthayada is the first Tamil movie which will be bankrolled under Susi's banner. 

He has also announced that Brave Queen will be the title for his second upcoming project, which will be based on Rani Velu Nachiyar, who is said to be the first Indian queen to fight battle against the East India Company. The other day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had taken to social media to pay respects to her on her birthday.    

Susi quoted his tweet and said his film will portray her valour and the struggles she faced during the British rule. The project is billed as a mega-budget entertainer to be made as a bilingual.

The director has the yet-to-be released Bollywood film Dil Hai Gray, too, in his kitty. The film, starring Urvashi Rautela, Akshay Oberoi and Vineet Kumar Singh, is the remake of Susi's previous outing, Thiruttu Payale 2 (streaming on Zee5), which has Bobby Simha, Amala Paul and Prasanna in lead roles.

Thiruttu Payale 2 was the spiritual sequel to Thiruttu Payale (streaming on MX Player), the director's 2006 hit film, which had Jeevan; ‎Sonia Agarwal‎ and ‎Malavika among others essaying pivotal roles.

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