Chekka Chivantha Vaanam: Jyothika plays Arvind Swamy’s pair in Mani Ratnam’s next!
Shoot for Mani Ratnam’s upcoming movie ‘Chekka Chivantha Vaanam’ has been progressing at a brisk pace for the past one month. The movie has Arvind Swamy, Vijay Sethupathi, Simbu, Arun Vijay, Aditi Rao Hydari, Jyothika and Aishwarya Rajesh playing the lead roles. It is said to be a socio-political drama centred around an industrial power plant.
According to latest reports, Arvind Swamy and Jyothika are paired opposite each other in the movie. This is the first time these two talented actors are working together and it will be interesting to see their on-screen chemistry. Unconfirmed reports suggest that Vijay Sethupathi plays a police officer in the movie while Aravind Swamy, Simbu and Arun Vijay will be seen as brothers.
Social drama is Mani Ratnam’s forte as he has proven with his films like Aayudha Ezhuthu (remade as Yuvaa in Hindi) and Kannathil Muthamittaal. Chekka Chivantha Vaanam is also said to be a movie on similar lines. Reportedly, the movie talks about industrial pollution and the environmental hazards associated with it. The director gave hints of what’s in store with the first look which had industrial chimneys in the background.
Santhosh Sivan handles the cinematography and Sreekar Prasad is editing the movie. AR Rahman, a regular in Mani Ratnam movies, is composing music for this movie as well. Lyca Productions is producing this movie on a first copy basis along with Mani Ratnam’s Madras Talkies.