Famous director Mani Ratnam has now confirmed his next movie to be titled as Vellai Pookal. The cast of the film starts with Nani and Fahad Fazil as the male leads. The female leads will be played by Nithya Menon and Saiyami Kher.
We all know about the caliber of Mani Ratnam who had directed many successful films, though his last few films like the ‘Ravanan’ and ‘Kadal’ were disappointing. He came back with a hit film, ‘OK Kanmani’. The movie released in 2015 eventually made profits in the industry, with the movie given ‘Blockbuster’ status by trade analysts.
With the movie being hit, there are now huge expectations with his next flick. From earlier reports, it was said that the movie will have two male leads namely Dulquer Salman and Nani. With that, Saiyami Kher was also confirmed by the veteran director. Also noble prize winner and music composer A.R. Rahman was robed in to score music with Ravi Varmanas, the cinematographer.
But later there were lots of confusion regarding the casting of the movie. Reports also suggested that the director would announce the next venture shortly, but he amazed everyone as heannounced his next project with slight changes to the casting than expected. Now it’s Nazriya’s husband Fahad Fazil instead of Karthi or Dulquer.
Reports suggest that the technical team will remain the same as Mani Ratnam had mentioned. The shooting of the movie is expected to start next year. Mani Ratnam is known for his films Bombay, Roja, Thalapathi and Nayakan. Dulquer and Nithya who were part of the initial cast of the movie had left the movie with other projects being lined up. There are also speculations that Dulquer had left the project because he did not want to act alongside another lead hero. With high expectations and a powerful cast, it might be a box office hit eventually when it’s released.