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Starring: Vijayakanth, Madhuri Idaki, Meenakshi Dikshit, Shankar, Arun Pandian.
Direction: Vijayakanth
Music: Sundar C Babu
Production: Captain Cine Creations
Virudhagiri, the 153rd film of the three-decade-old actor-politician Vijayakanth, is set to be screened in theatres from 10th December 2010. It is worth mentioning that this is the directorial venture of Vijayakanth, produced from his home banner Captain Cine creations. This movie is releasing at a time when political dramas with interesting scenes and innuendos seem to be the talk of the day. It does
evoke interest to know if the storyline and script would have a strong flavor favoring his political stand.

Vijayakanth once again embraces his favorite role of a police officer, which he has time and again portrayed during his earlier days in Kollywood. He has also been adored in his cop roles by people when he neatly used to fit into the character. Those were earlier days when he was only an actor but today as a politician, his projection as well as his fans’ expectations is sure to vary being no way related to his earlier emotions. Anyhow sources claim that this role as a cop is definitely going to be distinct from his earlier similar versions.

Captain not only dons the role of a debut director but has also handled the screenplay and script as well, which all the more increases the expectations of an ocean of punch dialogues to create a special genre structured to get closer to the public and to meet the demands of the fast approaching elections.

The movie’s name is taken from the deity Viruthagireeshwarar of Virudhachalam, Vijayakanth’s constituency. Produced by LK Sudeesh for Captain Cine Creations that has produced films like Narasimha, Sudesi, Vallarasu, Thennavan and Arasangam, it has dialogues penned by Velumani and cinematography handled by SK Boopathy.

A Bangalore model Madhuri Idaki and Meenakshi Dikshit share the screen with Captain. Arun Pandian, Mansoor Ali Khan, Peeli Sivam, Kalai Rani, Uma Padmanabhan, Shanmugarajan and comedy actor Shams play supportive roles while the villain’s garb has been worn by Shankar from Mumbai. Far-east countries like Malaysia, Hong Kong, Bangkok, etc have been chosen as favorite locations for major part of the movie’s shooting.

The movie has music by Sundar C Babu. The audio of 'Virudhagiri' was launched in a glittering function at Chennai Trade Centre on November 22 graced by Cheran, Hansraj Saxena, Lingusamy, Mansoor Ali Khan, Snehan, Monica, Sathyaraj, SV Shekar and Vijayakanth's political party members. The movie has 5 songs which are doing fairly good in the market today. The number that is ringing aloud for various reasons, of course dominated by the fact that it is singer SP Balasubramaniam’s rendition goes like ‘Yezhaigal Thozha Vaa Vaa’, the ultimatum of which is propaganda.

‘Virudhagiri’ is knocking the screens on December 10, 2010 all over the world. Let us wait and see this movie’s intention: A crowd entertainer or a political statement? Already interested?
Tags : Vijaykanth, Meenakshi Dikshit, Virudhagiri, Arun Pandian, Sundar C Babu
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