Work on Ajith Kumar-starrer AK 59, sources say, is proceeding at a brisk pace. The film, which is to release worldwide, this summer is being produced by Boney Kapoor who has kick-started his production venture in the South through his home banner Bayview Projects LLP.
“As I have said earlier, my journey with Ajith Kumar started from the time he worked with my wife, the late Sri Devi, in English Vinglish. It all started as a wish from her end, where she felt it would be nice to have Ajith doing a Tamil film produced by our production house. What started as an informal wish eventually got its shape as we mutually came forward choosing content that appropriately deals with something to do with the current situation. Sridevi herself was immensely happy with the core content we chose to work with. I am happy now to see that the entire project is getting materialized and is proceeding at a brisk pace. Moreover, I feel happy as my travel with Ajith Kumar isn’t going to be limited merely to one film, but that we will be immediately starting work on a new film from July 2019 that will have a huge release in April 2020.” says Boney Kapoor.
Boney Kapoor also furnished the complete details of the cast and crew of this film, which is tentatively being referred to as AK 59.
“Personally, I have always been a film buff, who curiously looks at the posters of any movies to see who’s who in the star-cast and technical crew. Films with good content need perfect teams to execute and deliver them. I am happy to have found such a team for my debut production through Bayview Projects LLP.
Filmmaker Vinoth has proved himself to be a master of versatile craftsmanship in his erstwhile movies. His discipline and distinct commitment in translating words into pictures as promised is brilliant. I believe that ‘music’ is the ultimate asset of any movie, irrespective of its genre. Music plays a crucial role in elevating it. In this aspect, Yuvan Shankar Raja’s music has intensified the soul of movies, especially in the emotional context. ”
Commenting on his star-cast, Boney Kapoor says, “It’s nice to introduce Vidya Balan to the Tamil audience.She is paired with AjithKumar and her role is very special . Shraddha Srinath has been displaying plenty of promise and we are casting her in a pivotal role. Rangaraj Pandey plays a very important character too. Adhik Ravichandran, Arjun Chidambaram , Abhirami Venkatachalam, Andrea Tariang, Aswin Rao, Sujith Shankar and others will also add to this film’s charm.”
The film’s technical crew comprises of Nirav Shah (Cinematography), K. Kathir (Art Director), Dhilip Subbarayan (Stunt Master), Poornima Ramasamy (Costume designer) Gokul Chandran (Editor) and P. Jayaraj (Executive Producer),