Suriya’s Thaana Serntha Koottam loosely inspired from Special 26
We had already told you that Suriya is currently shooting for his upcoming movie Thaanaa Serntha Kootam (TSK) directed by Vignesh Shivan, who has previously helmed movies like Poda Podi and Naanum Rowdy Dhaan.
According to latest reports from Kollywood media, TSK is loosely based on Akshay Kumar’s blockbuster movie Special 26. Some location stills from the Suriya starrer have striking resemblance to a few scenes from Special 26.
The movie, directed by Neeraj Pandey was about a team who hatch brilliant heist plans to loot money. It is inspired by the 1987 Opera House heist where a group posing as Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officers executed an income tax raid on the jeweler in Mumbai.
Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Jimmy Shergill, Rajesh Sharma and others form a group who loot money posing as government officials and CBI officers. Manoj Bajpai played the investigative officer who tries to catch the team red handed. Kajal Agarwal played Akshay Kumar’s romantic interest in the movie.
Special 26 is one of the best heist thrillers in recent times. The movie was unanimously appreciated by the critics and the audience and it went on to become a huge blockbuster.
According to reports, the basic plot of TSK is also the same though it is not an official remake of Special 26. Suriya is shedding nearly 10 kilos for his role in the movie. The movie stars K-Town’s current favourite Keerthy Suresh as the female lead, marking her first time union with Suriya.
Ramya Krishnan, Sathyan, popular comedian Senthil, Saranya Ponvannan, Kovai Sarala, KS Ravikumar, RJ Balaji, Anandraj, Thambi Ramaiah and many others are also part of the cast.
Young sensation Anirudh Ravichander is composing the music while national award winner Sreekar Prasad is handling the edits.
Thaana Serntha Koottam is jointly produced by Suriya and KE Gnanavel Raja under the banners 2D Entertainment and Studio Green.