Sony Pictures Films India SPFI, the Indian production arm of Sony Pictures International Productions, announced its entry into Tamil cinema on Saturday. The film, currently untitled, will star Sivakarthikeyan in the lead role, and will be written and directed by Rajkumar Periasamy. It will be produced by SPFI, Haasan's banner Raaj Kamal Films International RKFI and R. Mahendran and co-produced by God Bless Entertainment.
This collaboration marks SPFI's debut in Tamil cinema after they synergised with South Star Prithviraj Sukumaran in 2019 for the Malayalam film Nine' and superstar Mahesh Babu for the forthcoming Telugu film Major', a release said.
The film will be the 51st production of RKFI, 50th being 'Vikram' starring Kamal Haasan, Vijay Sethupathi and Fahadh Faasil, to be released in Summer 2022.
The power of a well-told story is transformative, and this story will move, uplift and inspire the audience in many ways. The actor, director and producer Haasan said I am very proud to be collaborating with Sony Pictures Films India, actor Sivakarthikeyan and director Rajkumar Periasamy to bring this compelling story to the big screen.
Sony Pictures Films India hopes to engage with a new generation as well as a veteran creator who are masters in regional cinema and whose storytelling has a global resonance, as part of our first step into the very vibrant world of Tamil cinema. Sivakarthikeyan expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to collaborate with Periasamy, Sony Pictures Films India and Haasan.
It's a project filled with multiple emotions for me. Kamal Haasan sir is a master craftsman of Indian cinema. It's a great feeling to work on a project in which this iconic legend is the producer. Sony Pictures Films India is a global brand with a humongous success tag along their name. I'm very happy to be working with them. He said all this had become possible today, only due to director Rajkumar Periasamy and his script.
Details of the film are expected to come out in some time.