Actor Ajith's journey in film industry started exactly 18 years ago (August 2, 1992) in the film Prema Pustakam. So the movie bosses decided to launch Mangaatha on the same auspicious day.
The regular shooting of the film will start by this month and the major part of the film will be shot in abroad. Telugu actors Nagarjuna, Manchu Manoj Kumar are playing the key roles in the film. But, they're yet to finalize the female lead and soon they will announce, director Venkat Prabhu said. Earlier, Neetu Chandra's and Lakshmi Rai's names were doing rounds for the female lead in the film.
Dayanidhi Alagiri and Vivek Rathnavelu are jointly producing the film under the Cloud Nine banner. Yuvan Shankar Raja is scoring the music, Shakthi Saravanan is handling the camera, K. L. Praveen is the editor and besides direction Venkat Prabhu has penned the story, screenplay and dialogues for the film.
Ajith Kumar's 50th movie Mangaatha went on to floors on Wednesday (August 4) at AVM Rajeshwari theatre in Vadapalani, Chennai. The muhurat was a low key affair as no top stars from the Kollywood were invited for the function. Director Venkat Prabhu, V.K. Rathinavel of Cloud Nine, SPB Charan and other technicans of the film were present.