Vikram’s upcoming film, Saamy Square, the sequel to the 2003 superhit Saamy, was supposed to have cinematographer Priyan as part of the crew.
All but one of Hari’s films till date have had camera work by Priyan. However, on account of his unfortunate passing away, the makers have been forced to scout for a new cinematographer. It’s now confirmed that A Venkatesh, who has worked on films in Kannada, Telugu and Tamil, is on board for the project.
Talking to CE about the film, Venkatesh confirms this. “I was contacted by director Hari and producer Shibu Thameens over a phone call. I’m yet to meet them though as I’m not in Chennai. Once I’m back, I’ll discuss with them and figure out when I’ll be joining the sets.”
Notably, Venkatesh has earlier collaborated with Vikram on Gemini in 2002. It is also interesting that this is the third change in Saamy Square’s team, with Devi Sri Prasad earlier replacing Harris Jayaraj as the composer.
Also, while Trisha and Keerthy Suresh were originally roped in as the female leads, the former later left the film citing ‘creative differences’.