again when his hold at the box office seems
to be waning a bit.
1977 will not be any routine double act
by Sarath Kumar; we will be seeing him in
6 different get ups, with three different
heroines with the story taking us from India
to Malaysia over two eras. In fact, 1977
might be one of the most expensive films
in Sarath Kumar’s career. Though much
has not been revealed about its storyline,
we know for sure that the movie will be
a thriller with plenty of high adrenalin
pumping actions and liberal doses of glamour
provided by the lead ladies.
The highlight of the film includes the introduction
song shot with more than 500 junior artistes
and dancers, the power-packed gun fight
between Sarath Kumar and 40 baddies, a chase
sequence that features some of Malaysia’s
best known stunt artistes, a climax that
has over 100 Malaysian police vehicles and
personnel that was shot for 11 consecutive
day and nights close to the Petronas twin
towers. 1977 also includes a song that was
shot lavishly on a set that was erected
at a cost of Rs. 40 lakhs.
Literally, the producer has not spared any
expense to make the film a rich and engaging
fare. Mumbai-based model Sandhya Shetty
makes her debut and is set to add to the
oomph factor. Farzana too will make her
presence felt, not to forget Namitha who
has an introduction scene devoted to her.
Sarath Kumar has made it clear that the
film is purely for entertainment purpose
and hence it has no political overtones.
The movie is a bilingual with a simultaneous
Scripted and directed by Dinesh Kumar with
music by Vidyasagar, 1977 looks good to
end Sarath Kumar’s hit drought at
the box office. We will know this Friday.