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Malaikallan, the film which created waves in Tamil Nadu in 1954 with late legend MGR and Bhanumathi in the lead is still in all movie lovers mind as fresh as a new one just because of the revolutionary storyline and MGR's impeccable, marvellous action show.
Now the title of this film is being used by Rajkiran for his next project to be produced and directed by the actor himself, who also will be donning the main role. Isaignani Illayaraja, the guru of Rajkiran, scores the music for Malaikallan after a short gap.
Rajkiran said, "MGR is immortal. I know the power of the great human being. Impressed by his humanity and great skills, I titled my film as Malaikallan. The objective of the film is same as in the original version, but this film will talk about a society when it is totally revamped in economical, political and sociological front. I'm joining with my favourite Raja in this movie after my directorial venture Ellame Enn Raasathan."
He also said that he will be doing roles, which will be in sync with his age. The usual sentiments, which are unique to his films will find place in Malaikallan too. Rajkiran is planning to start the shooting by May and release the film for Deepavali.
The actor also revealed that the reason behind his decline of an offer with Superstar Rajini in Shivaji. He said, "Now I'm doing positive roles only in all my films. After watching my role as a sensible father in Thavamai Thavamirunthu, thousands of youngsters sensationally write letters to me and pray to get a father like me. If I were to play negative role like Suman doing in Shivaji, definitely it would be a big minus to Rajini sir's great film. It would spoil the movie. That was the only reason behind my denial."