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Suriya-Lingusamy project will be the first film in the world to use the Red Dragon Digital technolog

Suriya-Lingusamy project will be the first in the world

Oct 16, 2013

Ace cinematographer Santosh Sivan, the proud member of American society of cinematography, created history today. The cinematographer introduced the latest ‘Red Dragon Digital’ technology, not just to India, but to the world. Santosh will be using this camera to shoot the upcoming Suriya-Lingusamy project, making it the first film in the world to use the technology. It must also be noted that it was Santosh Sivan who introduced the Arri Digital Technology to Indian Cinema through AR Murugadoss’ Thuppakki.

A test shoot for the Suriya-Lingusamy project with this new Red Dragon Digital camera happened today at the Prasad Studio, in the presence of the engineers of 'Red Camera' and 'Angenieux Lens'. It is also said that following this project, Ridley Scott and few other top Hollywood directors will be using this new technology.

Talking during the momentous occasion, cinematographer Santosh Sivan said, “I want the technological advancement to first happen in Chennai and this is one such sign. Although the visual medium remains the same, such advancements in camera results in enhancing the pictorial details".

Lingusamy was ecstatic about the fact that the technological advancement is being introduced to the world through his film. Introducing his project, the director excitedly announced, "I have been waiting for a very long time to make a film with Suriya. Post-Vettai, I spent some quality time in nurturing this project and crafted this script. In the recent times, there are lots of young filmmakers rocking in the industry. I have to prepare myself to compete with them. This film is yet to be titled and we have an excellent team of technicians. I have been an ardent fan of Santhosh Sivan from the time I watched his 'Thalapathy'. Yuvan Shankar Raja scores music, Rajeevan is the art director and Anthony is editor. Brindha Saarathy pens dialogues. Samantha plays the female lead role."

Suriya, who was spotted in chromatic costumes said that he has always admired the works of Santosh and that he is privileged to be a part of this new project. “It gets me more excited that we are the first one to use 'Red Dragon' Camera in the entire world and world famous filmmakers like Ridley Scott are going to use it (in the future)," beamed Suriya.

The film will go on floors on November 15th and can be expected to release in the May 2014. Lingusamy’s home banner, Tirrupathi Brothers will fund the project.  


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