The Malaysia and Gulf rights of one of the year’s most awaited films, director Mohan Raja’s Velaikkaran, starring Sivakarthikeyan and Nayanthara in the lead, has been bagged by AP International films.
That’s not all! The film’s US rights have been bagged by ATMUS.
Already, the film’s satellite rights have been bought by Vijay TV. Great expectations from the film have resulted in its rights selling like hot pancakes.
Velaikkaran happens to be one of the most awaited films of the year for several reasons.
One, it is directed by one of Tamil cinema’s finest directors Mohan Raja. Two, it features at least three good actors namely Siva Karthikeyan, Nayanthara and Fahadh Faasil. And last but not the least, the film’s protagonist will be a person, who, despite being in a state where he has to struggle for his next meal, thinks about society.
In an earlier interview, director Jayam Raja had said, that his last film Thani Oruvan revolved around a self-sufficient person, who thought about society. In that film, the protoganist thinks, ‘Now that I am self -sufficient,why should I not think about society? ‘
This film, Raja had said, will be about a guy who is in such a position that if he thinks about anything other than his work, then his next meal will go for a toss. Yet, the hero thinks about society.
In Thani Oruvan, the hero was a police officer and therefore had power, what power will a simple man struggling for his next meal have for him to change society? The question of money or postional power does not arise. The only other power that is available is intellectual power. Is Sivakarthikeyan’s character that of a super smart guy in this film?
Raja had said, “The biggest power is that of compassion. It can actually change everything. Compassion can make you do anything and this has been proven by social experiments. Necessity makes you invent ways to meet your needs and the intensity of your compassion is what determines the outcome.”
So what can Sivakarthikeyan fans expect from this film?
“They can expect what all they like in him. I am not going to reduce the dosage. However, he will also be showcasing a serious side in this film. It will be the story of an ordinary man in a really extraordinary situation.”