This big budget, mega star movie is all geared to hit the theatre soon. This is one of the big budget movies the tamil industry has ever seen and has taken almost two years to complete. The mega star Vikram is the lead, paired with sizzling hot Shreya. It is directed by Susi Ganeshan. Produced by Kalaipuli S Thanu for the banner 'V Creations'. Music is done by Devi Sri Prasad.
Well, if we go by the visuals released into the media, it seems that directer has left nothing unturned to make this movie a wholesome entertainer. It has all those masalas that a movie goer wants. Well we hope we can see, lots of special effects, song, action and melodrama.
Well, the protagonist in this movie is a Robinhood of the modern era, who robs rich and serves poor. According to the producer, he has given full freedom to the director, to make the movie a masterpiece.
Well, one of the attractions of this movie is that all the songs in this movie are sung by Vikram himself. Susi says, “After hearing him hum a song from one of his film, I was so impressed that I suggested to Devi Sri Prasad and Thanu, that Vikram should sing all the songs in Kanthaswamy. Both agreed and we recorded the songs. The output is so good.”
It is also said that the movie will be dubbed to Telugu as Mallana after the release. The film is also slotted to be dubbed into English, Spanish and Italian.
Well, the actual shooting of the film started on July 2007. The shooting was halted due to various reasons. One of them was the untimely death of Raghuvaran. There was also minor accidents in the sets of the film. Well actually the film was scheduled to be released around Diwali 2007. But it never happened. The film also had a pre-launch trailer, first of its kind in Tamil Cinema.
The inauguration of Kanthaswamy took place on 22 September, 2007 at the Devi Paradise theatre in Chennai. Well, on that occasion an unique invitation card was distributed to the guests present at the occasion. It contained a LCD monitor which featured the trailer of the movie. Each invitation card costed around 15,000 Rupees. Most expensive visiting card!
The film's shooting locations included, Italy, Tanzania, Kenya, Switzerland and Mexico.
Initially Katrina Kaif was scheduled to be the heroine. But, due to her commitments in the Hindi film Industry and difference on the pay, she opted out of the movie. After the death of Raghuvaran, who was to play the role of father of Shreya, Ashish Vidyarthi was roped in. Vivek and Santhanam are also taking part in this movie. Prithvirraj's elder brother, Indrajith is also playing a negative role in this movie. Mansoor Ali Khan is also making a comeback in this movie.
Well, the movie has a lot of catchy songs, composed by Devi Prasad. The music is distributed by Sony music.
Well, Vikram fans are eagrly waiting for this movie.