Recently, a Hindi film titled M Cream was released and it was claimed to be India's first stoner film by its makers. Now, it looks like Tamil cinema has got its own stoner film titled Simba.
Starring Bharath, Premji Amaren, Bhanu Sri Mehra and
Swetha Ashok in prominent roles, Simba is directed by
Arvind Sridhar and has been bankrolled by K Sivaneswaran under
Magic Chair Films.
Premji As Dad
"The sequel (Chennai 28 part 2) is just a continuation, so
characteristics will be the same. I play a father to four children
and my female co-star in the film will come as a surprise," Premji
Premji has said only a promo song is left to be shot, "we were
planning to fix Malaysia as the location for the song, but my
co-stars got busy with their projects. So we are looking to bring
everyone together for the song and then work out the
Back To 'Simba'
Coming back toSimba, it is said that the film is
a dark comedy, in which Bharath acquiresextra-sensory ability
through negative experiences.Actress Bhanu Sri Mehra will be
seen portraying the role of a journalist.
Based On A True Incident
Simba is based on a true incident featuring the
director's friend. Film-makerArvind Sridhar had revealed that
he wrote the script after drawing inspiration from an incident that
happened in his stoner friend's life.
It is said that Bharath was initiallyapprehensive about
the project, fearing that a film like Simba might not
appeal to Tamil audiences. But later directorArvind managed
to convince the actor and roped him in.
Other Cast & Crew
Simba also starsSwetha Ashok andRamana in
important roles, but is centered around Bharath's character.
WhileSinu Siddharth has handled the cinematography, music has
been composed byVishal Chandrasekhar. The film will be edited
Bharath's Upcoming Movies
Bharath is also filming forEnnodu Vilayadu,
Pottu, Kadugu and Kadasi Bench Karthi.
WhileEnnodu Vilayadu deals with gambling involved in
horse race, Pottu is a horror movie.
BothKadugu and Kadasi Bench Karthi are
Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, Premji Amaren has said he has
bagged one of the most quirkiest of roles in the film, which will
showcase Bharath as a stoner.
"I play Bharath's grandfather and a dog in this film. This movie
has a wacky screenplay in which Bharath is shown to be
hallucinating. I appear in human form only to Bharath, while others
see me as a dog," he has said.
Speaking about his costume in the film, Premji has said: "I had
to wear a Great Dane mascot costume and it was super difficult
during peak summer."
Meanwhile, Premji is also excited about his brother Venkat
Prabhu's upcoming film Chennai 600028 II: Second Innings,
in which he plays a father to four kids.
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