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Kamal Haasan, Sony Pictures Films India to produce film starring Sivakarthikeyan

The yet untitled Tamil film will be written and directed by Rajkumar Periasamy.

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Kamal Haasan’s Raaj Kamal Films International (RKFI) and Sony Pictures Films India (SPFI) are joining hands on a new film starring Sivakarthikeyan.

The yet untitled Tamil film will be written and directed by Rajkumar Periasamy. It will be produced by SPFI, Kamal Haasan and R Mahendran, and co-produced by God Bless Entertainment.

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan said in a statement, “The power of a well-told story is transformative, and this story will move, uplift and inspire the audience in many ways. I am proud to be collaborating with Sony Pictures Films India, actor Sivakarthikeyan and director Rajkumar Periasamy to bring this compelling story to the big screen.”

Vivek Krishnani, managing director at Sony Pictures Films India, said they were thrilled to make their foray into Tamil cinema. “We are very happy that this film will bring together the best of the creative team — Rajkumar Periasamy for his storytelling and direction and the supremely talented and versatile Sivakarthikeyan — which will surely create an unforgettable cinematic experience for the viewers,” he said in a statement.

“The creative team at Sony Pictures identified this amazing story and worked on it for several months along with director Rajkumar Periaswamy," Krishnani continued. "This being our first step into the vibrant world of Tamil cinema, we at Sony Pictures Films India hope to increasingly engage with a new generation as well as veteran creators who are masters in regional cinema and whose storytelling has a global resonance.”

SPFI is making its way into Tamil cinema after co-producing the Prithviraj Sukumaran-starrer 9 (2019) in Malayalam and Mahesh Babu’s Telugu film Major (2022), starring Adivi Sesh.

Director Rajkumar Periasamy added, “It’s an absolute honour to make this film and tell this special story. I’ve always been an ardent admirer of Kamal Haasan sir since childhood and my hero Sivakarthikeyan is a very close friend of mine. So, this project is especially dear to my heart already.”

Sivakarthikeyan, who is coming off a career high with Doctor (2021), said he couldn’t wait to start filming. “It’s a project filled with multiple emotions for me," the star said. "Kamal Haasan sir is a master craftsman of Indian cinema. In fact he’s an international icon living amidst us. To work on a project in which this iconic legend is the producer itself is a great feeling.

“Sony Pictures Films India is again a global brand who have their humongous success tag right there along their name. I’m very happy to be working alongside them. And all this has become possible today only due to my friend, director Rajkumar Periasamy, and his script. I firmly believe this project is a going to be a very important film in my career.”

The yet untitled film will be the 51st production of RKFI. The rest of the cast and crew has not been announced nor a release date set.