Appreciation for Thaana Serntha Koottam from censor board officals!
Suriya is eyeing to kick-start 2018 on a high with the release of Thaana Serntha Koottam (TSK). The movie directed by Vignesh Shivan of Poda Podi and Nannum Rowdy Dhaan fame is all set to hit screens worldwide for the coming Pongal, in the second week of January.
Recently, the movie was censored with a clean U certificate. The censor board officals had appreciated the makers after the screening as the movie does not have any smoking or drinking scenes. So, the movie will not have a statutory warning at the beginning as well.
Thaana Serntha Koottam is adpated from Akshay Kumar’s superhit Hindi film Special 26. The makers of TSK had bought the remake rights of the original and later adapted it in a different style. Apparently, they have taken only the real incident behind Special 26 and hence is not a scene-by-scene remake.
Special 26 directed by Neeraj Pandey is a heist thriller. It is about a gang of imposters who hatch brilliant plans to loot money. The movie in turn is inspired by the 1987 Opera House heist where a group posing as Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officers executed an income tax raid in a jewellery shop in Mumbai.
Suriya is reprising Akshay’s role from the original. From the promos, we presume that Ramya Krishnan is playing Anupam Kher’s role and Karthik is reprising Manoj Bajpai’s. TSK has Keerthy Suresh as the female lead while it was Kajal Aggarwal in the original.
Kalaiarasan, Saranya Ponvannan, Kovai Sarala, KS Ravikumar, RJ Balaji, Anandraj, Sathyan, comedian Senthil, Thambi Ramaiah and many others are also part of TSK’s supporting cast. Young sensation Anirudh Ravichander is handling the music for this movie produced by KE Gnanavel Raja under the banner of Studio Green.