Rana will kick-start today with a formal puja at the AVM Studios, Chennai. A huge set has been erected by art director Rajeevan for the opening shot. It is said that a romantic song on Rajinikanth and Deepika Padukone would be shot on the specially designed set.
Announced earlier this year, Rana will be a live action
magnum opus with Rajinikanth playing a triple role and will be
released in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu. Along with Rajini, the film
stars Deepika Padukone, Ileana D"Cruz and Sonu Sood.
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Speaking about the film, KS Ravikumar said, “Rana has a strong story, a very interesting ensemble cast of actors coupled with super star Rajinikanth in a triple role and promises to have some stunning visual effects that will surely take Indian cinema to the next level.
Mr. Sunil Lulla, Managing Director, Eros International Media Ltd added, “It is indeed a proud moment for us and we are very excited to be a part of this ambitious project with Rajinikanth, one of the most popular actors of all times. We are expecting this to be a landmark film for all those associated with this project".
The music for the film is being scored by A R Rahman, director of photography will be Ratnavelu and editing would be done by Antony. The technical director is Soundarya Rajnikanth, of Ocher Visual effects UK, a subsidiary of Ocher Studios Pvt Limited, and Charles Darby of Eyeqube Studios, renowned visual effects luminary and an Emmy award winner, is the creative and special effects director on the film. The film is scheduled to release in FY 2012.
Eros International along with NextGen Films, will produce the film through Rana Production Ltd., UK.