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Jallikattu protests and Chennai floods were the inspiration for making Velaikkaran!

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Jallikattu protests and Chennai floods were the inspiration for making Velaikkaran!

Sivakarthikeyan starrer Velaikkaran is one of the most awaited films of the season. The movie is gearing up for release this Christmas season amidst humongous expectations. It is Mohan Raja’s next after the blockbuster success of Thani Oruvan. Just like his previous film, the director has come up with a socially relevant topic this time as well.

Mohan Raja in a recent media interaction said that the youngsters participation in the Jallikattu protests and the 2015 Chennai floods inspired him to make Velaikkaran. He has dedicated this movie to the working class people as a tribute to their struggles. The movie is about a slum dweller’s fight against the corrupt system.

Sivakarthikeyan plays the character Arivu in the movie. The actor has rated it as the most challenging role in his career till date. His character goes through three different phases and had to emote a lot more than what he does in his usual films. Mohan Raja assured that Velaikkaran will be a movie that Sivakarthikeyan can always be proud of.

Recently, the movie was screened for the censor board officials for film certification. It is reported that the officials were highly impressed and awarded the movie a clean U certificate without cutting any scene.

Velaikkaran’s stellar star cast includes Malayalam actor Fahadh Faasil, Nayanthara, Sneha, Prakash Raj, RJ Balaji, Sathish, Rohini and many others. Anirudh Ravichander has done the music and his songs have already turned into chart busters. RD Raja’s 24 AM Studios is funding this big budget movie, slated to hit screens worldwide on December 22.

Photo Courtesy The Indian Express

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