Kerala theatrical rights of Sivakarthikeyan-Fahadh Faasil starrer Velaikkaran acquired for a whopping price!
Director Mohan Raja’s latest film Velaikkaran is getting ready for a grand worldwide release this Christmas season. The movie starring Sivakarthikeyan, Fahadh Faasil and Nayanthara in the lead roles is one of the most awaited Tamil films of the year. Last day, the movie was censored with a clean U certificate thereby ensuring a massive opening when it hit screens worldwide on December 22.
The Kerala theatrical rights of Velaikkaran has been bagged by one of Mollywood’s leading banners, E4 Entertainment for a whopping price. As per reports, the rights have been acquired for a whopping price, the highest for a Sivakarthikeyan starrer in Kerala. Obviously the presence of Fahadh Faasil in the cast has proved to be a big booster for the movie in Kerala.
Velaikkaran is Fahadh’s debut movie in Tamil. He is said to be playing a grey shaded role in the movie. He plays Aadhi, an interesting role that has several shades to it. He appears in a full length role alongside Sivakarthikeyan and the actor has dubbed for himself in Tamil. There are different layers to the relationship between the lead characters played by Fahadh and Sivakarthikeyan. It begins as a friendship; there is also a guru-sishya element and it also has a clash of personalities.
Velaikkaran is a socially relevant commercial entertainer, similar to the director’s previous film Thani Oruvan. While that film was about medical mafia, Velaikaaran deals with food adulteration and how a slum dweller fights against the corrupt system. As per the makers, it is a movie dedicated to the working class people.
Velaikkaran’s stellar star cast also includes Nayanthara, Sneha, Prakash Raj, RJ Balaji, Sathish, Rohini and many others. Anirudh Ravichander has composed the music and his songs have already turned into chartbusters. RD Raja’s 24 AM Studios is funding this movie.