Directed by Mani Ratnam , Produced By Mani Ratnam & Subaskaran and Written By Mani Ratnam & Siva Ananth film ‘Chekka Chivantha Vaanam.
Mani Ratnam has pulled off a casting coup.
The veteran filmmaker whose next has a huge ensemble cast has been titled ‘Chekka Chivantha Vaanam’.
Jyothika, Aishwarya Rajesh, Aditi Rao Hydari and Diana are also part of the film with Prakash Raj, Thyagarajan, Mansoor Ali Khan and Jaya Sudha as well for company.
The film has been titled ‘Nawab’ in Telugu.
In a poster released 9 February by the makers, the four men in the film are seen in the backdrop of an orange sky.
While we knew Silambarasan, Vijay Sethupathi and Aravind Swami were part of the cast, Arun Vijay has also been roped in as a surprise addition.
This also doubles up as confirmation that Fahadh Faasil has opted out of the project due to date issues.
Chekka Chivantha Vaanam is being bankrolled by Mani Ratnam’s Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions.
While the music is by AR Rahman, Santhosh Sivan will be cranking the camera with Sreekar Prasad in charge of editing.
The project has incomparably been one of the most talked about films right from its inception, especially after Mani’s last film Kaatru Veliyidai received immense flak.
The pre-production work has been going on in full swing with Simbu hitting the gym religiously to get in shape for the project. Shooting is expected to begin from February 12.
“I got hooked to his style and discipline of filmmaking, and I can’t wait to be on his sets again,” Aditi had said about working with Mani Ratnam again.–CINEWS