Telugu producer Nallamalapu Bujji, who currently riding high on the success of recent Telugu blockbuster Race Gurram, says he has a Tamil-Telugu bilingual planned with actor Suriya in the offing.
“A bilingual with Suriya is in the pipeline. This project will be directed by A.R. Murugadoss and is expected to go on floors early next year. Nothing more about this project has been finalized and it’s also too early to comment,” Nallamalapu Bujji said.
This will be the third time Suriya and Murugadoss will collaborate for a movie after films such as Ghajini and 7th Sense
Suriya has signed up a new film with director Venkat Prabhu and the project is expected to kick-start shoot soon while the formal pooja ceremony has been held on Tamil New Year day.
The latest news is Nayanatra is being considered for the leading lady role alongside Suriya in the movie. Though there has been buzz that Shruthi Haasan was considered, the latest we hear is Nayan is also in consideration for the female lead role. However, an official announcement on the lead lady is awaited.
It is worth mentioning that Suriya and Nayanatara had already shared screen in Ghajini and Aadhavan films earlier. The yet-to-be titled movie will have cinematography by RD Rajasekar and music by Yuvan Shankar Raja. Praveen will handle the editing.
The story of ‘7am Arivu’, Suriya’s forthcoming film directed by A R Murugadoss, is said to be based on a time machine, that is invented by a young scientist, played by Shruthi Haasan.
“The time machine reveals various hidden truths about ancient Tamil history and tradition, even as a powerful gang is chasing the invention to snatch it away. How their attempts are thwarted (by Suriya) and how he makes the world understand and appreciate the richness of Tamil culture is what the film about,” say sources.
Produced by Udhayanidhi Stalin’s Red Giant Movies, Suriya plays three different roles in this film, that of an aggressive monk, a scientist and a circus artist.
Music has been scored by Harris Jayaraj, who gave super hits for Suriya-Murugadoss’ earlier venture ‘Ghajini’. Grand plans are being made for the audio launch function, where Suriya is expected to perform some tricks that he was trained in for his performance as a circus artist in the film.
Bollywood is watching Suriya very closely it seems. His Ghajini was remade in Hindi with Aamir Khan and Asin and had record collections at the box office besides making a big star out of Asin. Aamir was full of praise for Suriya’s performance and his words influenced other leading stars to keep an eye on the wealth of talent that is Suriya.
Not surprisingly, shortly after that Ajay Devgn took a leaf out of Aamir’s book and chose to hop on the remake bandwagon. The result was that Suriya’s film with Hari, Singam was made in Hindi as Singham with Ajay and Kajal Agarwal. This film repeated the success of its predecessor and has become a milestone in Ajay Devgn’s career. The film has also given a big boost to Kajal Agarwal’s Bollywood aspirations. Anushka, who was originally asked to reprise her role, said she regretted not doing it and is waiting for her big break in Bollywood.
John Abraham is the next in line to use a Suriya film to revive his prospects in Bollywood. After delivering a few films that met with a lukewarm response from the audience, he took a break from films and was mainly in the news for his breakup with Bipasha Basu. John is dying for a hit and he has chosen Kaaka Kaaka remake as his comeback film. Genelia is his heroine and the film is called Force. Kaaka Kaaka is considered by many to be one of Suriya’s finest films and the makers of the film in Hindi are upbeat about its prospects of striking gold at the box office.
Suriya caught maverick filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma’s eye and the director gave him a meaty role in his Raktha Charithra. The critics and fans loved Suriya in the film. Having had a taste of him, Bollywood is hankering for more but Suriya politely declined and made it clear that Tamil cinema is where his heart is. We are thrilled with his decision, after all who can get enough of Singam Suriya?
Surya’s science fiction thriller 7aam Arivu is more than 45 crores and this has been officially confirmed by the producer of the film Udhayanidhi Stalin. 7aam Arivu features Suriya in three different roles of a circus artist named Sanjay, a Chinese monk and a scientist named Anwar Basha. The audio of this magnum opus is expected to be out by end of June. The shoot of the film is almost completed and the team has ventured into dubbing and Computer graphic work which will atleast take a month to complete.
7aam Arivu is directed by A R Murugadoss who has earlier worked with Suriya for Ghajini.
Udhayanidhi Stalin of Red Giant Movies is producing the film and the production house is making sure that everything in the film looks classy and elegant.
7aam Arivu is completing going to give a new and unexpected experience for the film goers.