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Sivakarthikeyan’s sci-fi film is revived after being nearly shelved


Tipped to be a sci-fi comedy, the film reportedly features a sub-plot about alien invasion. 

Source: Twitter/@24AMStudios

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Actor Sivakarthikeyan’s upcoming Tamil science-fiction film, rumoured to have been shelved over a year ago, has finally been revived. The team went back to shoot earlier this week.

24 AM Studios, the makers of the film, shared a picture from the sets and wrote on its Twitter page: “Happy to have kickstarted the last two schedules of our production no 5 after a brief gap; starring Sivakarthikeyan and directed by Ravi Kumar. Thanks to all those who supported us throughout. Title announcement in few days.”  

The film features Rakul Preet Singh as an astronomer. If everything goes as planned, the film will hit the screens next year.

Tipped to be a sci-fi comedy, it is rumoured that the film will feature a sub-plot about an alien invasion. The film has been on the floors for close to three years now, which includes a year of pre-production.

 “It is due to the exhaustive research work for the project that it has taken so much time. I told Ravi that he can go work on another film and come back when I’m done with all my existing commitments. But he insisted that he will work on the pre-production and keep everything ready by the time I’m ready to join,” Sivakarthikeyan had said.

It has already been confirmed that the film will have music by Oscar-winning composer A.R Rahman, who will also provide the vocals for the opening song of the album.

Recently, Sivakarthikeyan revealed that he has decided to forego his remuneration for the project. The actor also confirmed that he will reunite for Ravi Kumar for another project to make up for the time lost on this project.

Last seen on screen in superhero film, Hero (2019), which bombed at the box-office, Sivakarthikeyan also has the Tamil comedy, Doctor, lined up for the year.