Friday, June 22, 2012
Shankar's 'I' with Vikram
After making everyone speculate on his next project, director Shankar made a formal announcement on Thursday, that his forthcoming film will be with Vikram, and it has been titled 'I'.
"Aascar Films V Ravichandran proudly presents yet another big budget bonanza from Shankar starring Vikram. Tamil alphabet 'I' is the title of the movie," said a press release.
"A R Rahman and renowned cinematographer P C Sriram are part of this handpicked select team of technicians who have etched their names already in the celluloid world," it said and added: "Star cast of 'I' consists of Vikram and Samantha in the lead and Santhanam as the comedian.
Divulging details about the unique title, it said: "I means Beauty, King, Guru, Astonishment and Vulnerability (Softness/gentleness). Other meanings include Arrow, Musical Notes, Fear, Nuances and Owner."
Malayalam superstar Suresh Gopi dons a very special character, that of Vikram's friend. Legendary Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan's eldest son and brother of Prabhu Ganesan, G Ramkumar enacts a key role in the film.
"Other exclusive features: Costume designer of 'Men in Black' series Mary Vogt is designing special costumes, Anal Arasu and Peter Ming of China is in charge of providing daredevil stunts that will be realistically rendered."
Australian company Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) who mesmerised the viewers in the Harry Potter series is in charge of the VFX. Srinivas M Mohan is the VFX supervisor and a host of other Hollywood technicians from various studios are also involved in the making of this film.
Under A R Rahman's baton, written by Kapilan, a song was recorded recently which was sung by Vijay Prakash.
For the first time writer Suba is penning dialogues for a Shankar film. The film is a romantic thriller and will go on the floor on July 15 in Chennai.