the remake of the Telugu blockbuster
by the same name, is the much-awaited
film this year. The Vijay-Prabhudeva-Asin
combo has given rise to so much speculation
and expectation that with just day
one of the film being canned, trade
experts predict a super hit.
After a long hiatus of nearly six
months, actor Vijay finally faces
the camera. The first day of shoot
for the film was held at the new Pillayar
Kovil at AVM studios, with various
dignitaries gracing the occasion.
is touted to be an action entertainer,
much like Vijay's earlier films. In
fact, a Vijay film enjoys such a market
in Kollywood, that he is said to be
the next in line after Rajinikanth.
Already, the prices are creating new
records, keeping the producer Ramesh
happy indeed. Music for the film is
by Mani Sharma (who had composed for
Vijay's Shah Jahan before with a quite
a few hit numbers!), with Neerav Shah
handling the camera, and Srikar Prasad
as the editor. FEFSI Vijayan is the
stunt master, who had choreographed
the stunts for Rajnikanth's Baba.
rigorous hours spent on going through scripts,
Vijay finally chose this film, going for
yet another remake. Mahesh Babu's Pokkiri
was chosen with Prabhu Deva wielding the
megaphone for the first time in Tamil, and
Pokkiri is certainly a test for this versatile
dancer in more ways than one. The event
that marked the first day of the film was
not extravagant, but a simple event. Vijay's
mother Shobha Chandrasekhar gave the clap
for the first shot.
The first scene shot was with Asin and Vijay,
the lead pair in the film, in an elevator
that was specially designed for the film.