Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Friday (April 29) revealed that his upcoming trilingual project would be titled Sabaash Naidu in Tamil and Telugu, while the Hindi version would be titled as Sabaash Kundu.
During the official launch of the film here in Chennai, Haasan revealed that his next project will be simultaneously shot in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.
To be directed by TK Rajeev Kumar, the film will also star Ramya Krishnan, Shruti Haasan and Brahmanandam.
In the film, Haasan will revive the popular character Balram Naidu from his 2008 Tamil action-comedy Dasavathaaram. Popular Telugu comedian Brahmanandam will play his sidekick Appa Rao, played by late choreographer-actor Raghuram in Dasavathaaram.
Produced by Raaj Kamal International in association with Lyca Productions, the makers plan to go on the floors in the second week of May, probably on May 14th.
The film will be mostly shot in the US and will have maestro Ilaiyaraaja's music. It is to be noted that Ilaiyaraaja and Kamal Haasan are joining hands after a gap of 11 years. Music lovers around the world would be hoping for yet another classical album from the famed actor-musician duo.
Also, a laugh riot will be expected from audiences when the movie hits the big screen. After all, it was this character Balram Naidu that provided the much needed comical relief in Dasavathaaram.
Reviving a famous character in order to portray the same in an entirely different movie is a new attempt by the legendary actor.
There are not many movies (not sure if there are any at all) that showcases an already famous character in a different film. While this new attempt may work wonders, it might also go haywire, for the character will no doubt be stretched in a movie like this.
Get ready to know Balram Naidu better along with his family.