On board are a bunch of elite technicians like cinematographer Santosh Sivan and art director Sabu Cyril. Director AL Vijay will be bankrolling this film, which will serve a higher purpose than just entertainment.
It is said that the team is targeting film festivals and that the movie will create a social awareness on AIDS, which is still a menace all over the globe.
Apart from retaining the main cast from Kanchivaram (Prakash Raj and Sriya Reddy), the maverick director has planned to rope in 14 new performers, according to a credible source.
So is another Kanchivaram on the cards? Priyadarshan in an interview has said otherwise, "though the film is message oriented, it will not fail to make the audience laugh as it is not a morbid film".
Morbid or not, a film created for the goodness of mankind has to be appreciated and with a crew like this, it can be safely said that this upcoming film is poised to achieve big.
Take a look at the slides below to know about all the 5 Tamil movies directed by Priyadarshan
Chinnamanikkuyile actually marked the Tamil debut of Priyadarshan. But unfortunately, this Karthik starrer did not make it to the big screen for reasons unknown.
After the silver screen failed to embrace his first Tamil film, Priyadarshan found success through Gopura Vasalile which subsequently became his first Tamil film.
After a gap of 9 years, Priyadarshan once again made his presence felt in Kollywood through Snegithiye which released in the year 2000. The film was also made in Malayalam.
Partially adapted from the 1998 Malayalam film Summer in
Bethlehem, Lesa Lesa was Priyadarshan's third film in
Tamil. It had
Shaam, Trisha, Vivek and Madhavan in key roles. Harris Jayaraj had composed the music.
Kanchivaram released in the year 2008 and went on to capture many hearts. Rightly so, the film was honoured with two National Awards including the Best Film and Best Actor won by Prakash Raj.
Having retained Prakash Raj and Sriya Reddy from the cast of Kanchivaram, a lot is expected from Priyadarshan's next straight Tamil movie.