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The Madras Murder: AL Vijay is the showrunner of the SonyLIV original web series that's set in the 1940s

An announcement on the project's cast and crew will be made soon

  • Thinkal Menon

Last Updated: 12.57 PM, Jul 25, 2022

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The Madras Murder: AL Vijay is the showrunner of the SonyLIV original web series that's set in the 1940s

Karthikeyan, Sooriyaprathap and Vijay 

It looks like the success of a couple of long-format content in Tamil has inspired many to come up with more web series of different genres. SonyLIV, which released Meme Boys last Friday, has now announced that they are coming up with a new project which is based on a sensational murder which happened in the 1940s.

A release issued by the digital platform says that the murder was one of the biggest incidents which shook the people of the then Madras (British India). The series is expected to showcase various untold conspiracies and several mysteries surrounding the assassination of an infamous yellow journalist who was into writing articles about film celebs.

What makes the plot curious is the involvement of a leading Tamil star in the journalist's killing. Titled The Madras Murder, the series has Sooriyaprathap S writing and directing it while noted filmmaker Vijay will be its showrunner. IB Karthikeyan will be bankrolling the show under the banner of Big Print Pictures.

Vijay says, "It is an honour to be associating with The Madras Murder, one of the most challenging and prestigious projects. It is based on a real incident that took place in the Madras Presidency. The team is delighted to present a never-before-seen experience for the audience. We are thrilled in recreating the pre-independence era."

This is the second project of Vijay which has a story that unfolds in the pre-independence era. Madrasapattinam (streaming on YouTube and MX Player), one of the biggest hits of his career starring Arya and Amy Jackson, was his first film which was set in the bygone era.

The filmmaker's previous outing was the multilingual flick, Kangana-starrer Thalaivi, which was based on the life of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. An announcement on The Madras Murder's cast and crew will be made soon.  

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