Poojai (English: Prayer) is an Tamil action - romantic movie directed by Hari and produced by Vishal, who himself plays the lead role alongside an ensemble cast featuring Shruti Haasan, Sathyaraj, Raadhika Sarathkumar and Mukesh Tiwari.
Yuvan Shankar Raja composed the soundtrack and score for the film, while cinematography and editing were handled by Priyan and V. T. Vijayan, respectively.
Vishal is running small level finance business in vegetable market for reasonable interest. He has many friends like Soori and others to associate him in this trade and Vishal enjoys huge support from all the quarters. Meanwhile Shuti Haasan happens to become his friend but Vishal falls in love with her. When Vishal expresses his love she asks about his status which can match to love her.
Here she does't know the fact that he is son of Radhika who happens to be the MD to the group of industries but since a big misunderstanding he left house and live alone.
Meanwhile Mukesh Tiwari who runs all the anti social activities with political support plans to murder the honest police officer Sathyaraj where Vishal saves his life. Now this gang will be after Vishal to eliminate him but this Mukesh Tiwari happens to be his old rival to his family. Mukesh threatens the locals and wants to capture the Temple land which Vishal's father donated many years ago.
Later Vishal joins with his family and fights back with Mukesh. How Vishal protects his family and eliminates the notorious Mukesh is the rest of the story.
The film was officially launched on 28 March 2014 and principal photography began on 18 April 2014. The film is scheduled for an October 2014 release on the occasion of Deepavali along with its Telugu dubbed version titled Pooja.
Early reports in December had suggested that Shruti Haasan would be signed on to play the film's heroine, though she only confirmed her participation in March 2014. Sathyaraj and Soori were added to the cast to play supporting roles, while actress Kausalya was announced to be making a comeback with the film starring alongside a bevy of other supporting actresses. The team approached Rekha to play Vishal's mother in the film, but her unavailability meant that the team later cast Radhika Sarathkumar. Prathap Pothen and Janaki Sabesh were also selected to play the parents of Shruti Haasan's character.
Andrea Jeremiah was selected to dance in a special number, a folk song, with Vishal. Sathyaraj sported a bald look for this film thanks to his simultaneous shoot for S. S. Rajamouli's Baahubali (2015) and his role was said to be very powerful and also the suspense element of the film.
Bhojpuri actor Awadhesh Mishra was selected to play an international don in the film which marks his debut in Tamil cinema. Actor Vaibhav Reddy was selected for an important role in the film. The Youth, Arts and Culture Minister of Bihar state Vinay Bihari was selected to play the role of a district collector in the film's climatic portions when he expressed his interest in acting to Hari when he was in Bihar for location scouting.
Actress Abhinaya was selected to play a supporting role.
Hari & Vishal For Second Time
This is an second time Vishal is doing movie under Hari's direction after "Thamirabarani". The movie is being prduced by Vishal under his own banner Vishal Film Factory.
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