Sony Pictures Films makes a foray into Tamil cinema; collaborates with Kamal Haasan

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Sony Pictures Films India (SPFI), the Indian production arm of Sony Pictures International Productions, announced its foray into Tamil cinema on Saturday. SPFI will produce a film in collaboration with superstar Kamal Haasan.

The currently untitled film will star Sivakarthikeyan in the lead role, and will be written and directed by Rajkumar Periasamy. It will be produced by SPFI, the banner of Haasan Raaj Kamal Films International (RKFI) and R. Mahendran and co-produced by God Bless Entertainment.

“This collaboration marks SPFI’s first foray into Tamil cinema following their synergy with southern star Prithviraj Sukumaran in 2019 for the Malayalam film ‘Nine’ and superstar Mahesh Babu for the upcoming Telugu film, ‘Major’,” a statement read. communicated.

The film will be RKFI’s 51st production, the 50th being “Vikram” starring Kamal Haasan, Vijay Sethupathi and Fahadh Faasil, which will be released in summer 2022.

“The power of a well-told story is transformative, and this story will move, uplift and inspire audiences in so many ways. I am very proud to partner with Sony Pictures Films India, actor Sivakarthikeyan and director Rajkumar Periasamy to bring this gripping story to the big screen,” actor, director and producer Haasan said of the collaboration.

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Meanwhile, SPFI MD Vivek Krishnani said, “Sony Pictures’ creative team identified this incredible story and worked on it for several months with director Rajkumar Periaswamy. This being our first step into the very dynamic world of Tamil cinema. , we at Sony Pictures Films India hope to increasingly engage with a new generation as well as veteran creators who are masters in regional cinema and whose storytelling resonates globally.”

Sivakarthikeyan expressed his gratitude for having the opportunity to partner with Haasan, Sony Pictures Films India and Periasamy.

“This is a project filled with multiple emotions for me. Mr. Kamal Haasan is a master craftsman of Indian cinema. In fact, he is an international icon who lives among us. Working on a project in which this iconic legend is the producer is in itself a great feeling. for me. Sony Pictures Films India is once again a global brand that carries its huge success right next to its name. I am very happy to work with them. And all this has become possible today. today only because of my friend, director Rajkumar Periasamy and his screenplay,” he said.

Details of the film have been kept under wraps and are expected to be released in some time.

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