Dayanidhi Azhagiri’s Thamizh
Padam hit the marquee yesterday (January
29th) and he has already announced
his next venture Thoonga Nagaram.
Incidentally, the film went on floors
on Azhagiri’s birthday, January
29. The MP attended the movie launch
at the Thamukkam Grounds in Madurai.
The film is directed by debut director
Gaurav, who had apprenticed under
ace director K S Ravi Kumar. Thoonga
Nagaram, which is set in Madurai,
has ‘Pasanga’ Vimal, ‘Nadodigal’
Bharani and ‘Renigunta Nishanth’
in important roles.
Director Gaurav also dons the greasepaint
in his debut vehicle. Anjali plays
the female lead in Thoonga Nagaram.
The Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's
wife Dayalu Ammal lit the traditional
lamp, while Azhagiri's wife Gandhi
Azhagiri gave the first clap. Azhagiri
wielded the camera to mark the beginning.
Azhagiri’s daughters Kayalvizhi
and Selvi were also present.
Vijay Ulaganathan, an erstwhile associate
to KV Anand is the cinematographer.
Sundar C Babu has scored the music.
Editing is by Suresh and Santhanam
is in-charge of the art direction.
Vivek Rathnavelu is the co-producer
of Thoonga Nagaram. Production supervision
is by K Sundararaj and the executive
producer is Sushanth.