Look out for blockbusters this summer

Chennai: Come this summer, there will be plenty of releases in Kollywood. The likes of Suriya, Sivakarthikeyan, Karthi, Vikram among others will have their films hitting the screens. Check out what’s in store in Kollywood this April and May.

Mr Local

Actor Sivakarthikeyan starrer is expected to hit screens 1 May. Bankrolled by Studio Green, it has music by Hip Hop Adhi. The actor, who was last seen in Kanaa in a short but important role, will be starring opposite Nayanthara in the new film. Mr Local is directed by M Rajesh with HipHop Aadhi composing the music. Dinesh Krishnan, whose film credits include Soodhu Kavvum, will be the cinematographer and National awardee Vivek Harshan will do the editing. Sivakarthikeyan is co-starring Nayanthara for the second time after Mohan Raja’s Velaikkaran. Mr Local tells the story of a local man and his rich wife. Rajesh, who made made films like Siva Manasula Sakthi and Boss Engira Baskaran, is directing Sivakarthikeyan for the first time.

NGK
Been in the making for long, Selvaraghavan’s NGK starring Suriya is out-and-out political film. Suriya plays man of the masses. The first collaboration between Selvaraghavan and Suriya, tells the story of a man named Nandha Gopalan Kumaran, popularly known as NGK. The movie also stars Sai Pallavi and Rakul Preet Singh. Selvaraghavan’s last was Irandaam Ulagam that hit the screens in 2013. His Nenjam Marappathillai and Mannavan Vanthanadi are complete but still lying in the cans. NGK is simulatensouly being made in Tamil and Telugu. Music is by Yuvan Shankar Raja. When NGK was first announced, it was supposed to hit the screens for 2018 Deepavali along with Vijay’s Sarkar. However, the film had to miss the date after Selvaraghavan fell ill and the shoot had to be stalled for a couple of weeks. The shoot was finally wrapped in January.

Kadaram Kondan
Actor Vikram’s Kadaram Kondan is eyeing for a release this May. The movie is directed by Rajesh Selva of Thoongaa Vanam fame and produced by Kamal Hassan under Raaj Kamal Films International and Tridents Arts. Akshara Haasan plays the female lead in it. Music for the movie is by Ghibran. A major portion of the movie was shot in Malaysia. Recently, it was revealed that Vikram had lent his voice for a motivational song in this movie, under Ghibran’s music. Vikram is also busy with Mahavir Karnan and Gowtham Menon’s Dhruva Natchathiram.

Ayogya
Directed by Venkat Mohan, Ayogya is the remake of the hit Tollywood film Temper. Plans are on for a release this April. Vishal reprises the role essayed by Jr NTR in the original. The film is produced by B Madhu under his banner Light House Movie Maker. Raashi Khanna will be seen as his heroine. The supporting cast includes R Parthiban, KS Ravikumar, Sachu, Vamsi Krishna and Pooja Devariya. The technical crew of Ayogya includes Sam CS for music composition, while the cinematography is by VI Karthik of Thupparivaalan fame and editing in-charge is Anthony L Ruben. Shraddha Das of Guntur Talkies fames has been roped in for a special song.

Kanchana 3
Raghava Lawrence’s much-awaited horror comedy Kanchana 3 will finally hit the screens in April. The movie is the fourth installment in the Muni franchise. The Kanchana series is one of the biggest profit earners in Kollywood and the makers are leaving no stone unturned to make the fourth installment also a success. Starring Raghava Lawrence in the lead role, the movie will have Bigg Boss fame Oviya in the female lead. Vedhika will also play another heroine. The movie will be presented by Sun Pictures. The movie is produced and directed by Raghava Lawrence and has Nikki Tamboli, Sriman and Devadarshini in pivotal characters.

Super Deluxe
Vijay Sethupathi joins hands with filmmaker Arunraja Kamarajah of Aranya Kandam fame for the movie. In this film, Vijay sethupathi plays the role of transgender. The film has music scores by Yuvan Shankar Raja and has an ensemble cast with Mysskin, Samantha, Fahad Faasil and Ramya Krishnan. Vinod and Nirav Shah cranls the camera and Sathyaraj Natarajan for editing. The film has been produced by Thiagarajan’s home banner Tyler Durden and Kino Fist, East West Dream Works and Alchemy Vision Workz.

Ennai Nokki Paayum Thotta
This is the third year ever since the movie was announced in 2016, fans expect the release of this Dhanush-Gautham Menon combo. Due to various issues during the production and post-production, this movie was postponed six times so far. However, the shoot of this film was over last year and all that is left is the dubbing portions of actor Dhanush. With two songs that have already been chartbusters, the movie is expected to release before May 2019.

M BHARAT KUMAR