Shanmuga Pandian To Follow Father Vijayakanth's Footsteps

  • 14 Jun 2019
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If this sounds familiar, it is because his legendary father, Vijayakanth, himself was famous for playing one in several of his films such as, "Captain Prabhakaran", "Chatriyan" and "Sethupathi IPS".

Directed by G Boobalan, this yet-to-be-titled film had its puja yesterday in Kanchipuram.

In an interview with The Times of India, the director said, "This is an action-cum-emotional film and is set in Kanchipuram; we will begin shooting from July. Tamil cinema has mostly portrayed cops as a superhero. But in this film, the treatment will be different. It will chronicle the life of a youngster, who becomes a cop. Vijayakanth sir has acted as a cop in several films, and this is the first time Shanmuga Pandian will be seen as one. It will be a youthful, action subject."

"The script demanded a tall and well-built youngster in his early 20s to play the lead. Shanmuga Pandian is the only actor who satisfies this criteria, so I didn't have any other options in mind."

"Vamsi Krishna will play the antagonist and newbie Ronica from Mumbai has been roped in to play the female lead."

While Archana will play Shanmuga Pandian's mother, Munishkanth, Azhagam Perumal, Pawan and Sai Dheena will be seen in important roles. "It will have a mother sentiment, too. Archana has a special role in this film," says Boobalan, a former associate of Siruthai Siva. "I passed out from a film institute and worked with several directors before. Eventually, I got the opportunity to work with Siva as a co-director in Vedhalam, Vivegam and Viswasam. This film will be in his style - racy and action-packed."

Shanmuga made his debut in the action Tamil film, "Sagaptham" in 2015. It wasn't well-receive, having been critically panned for its poor script. His second film, "Madura Veeran" was better received, based on a traditional game in Tamil Nadu called 'Jallikattu'.

Source: Times of India

Photo source: Cinema Express, Twitter

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