Pa Ranjith’s Neelam Productions made its debut with the critically-acclaimed Mari Selvaraj film, Pariyerum Perumal. The production house has now announced its second venture, the intriguingly-titled Irandam Ulagaporin Kadaisi Gundu. The film will be directed by debutant Athiyan Athirai, who has worked with Pa Ranjith on films like Kaala, Kabali, and Madras.
The title translates to 'The last bomb in the Second World War'.
Gundu, with music by newcomer Tenma, will star Attakathi Dinesh, Riythvika, Anekha, Munishkanth, and Ramesh Thilak, among others.
The first look of the film was unveiled on Saturday to mark Pa Ranjith’s birthday. The poster features Dinesh sitting on a lorry, with a tea glass in hand.
Elated to announce my 2nd production venture #Irandamulagaporinkadaisi_GUNDU @Dineshvcravi playing the lead.Dir by @AthiraiAthiyan.DOP @kishorkumardop Music: @tenmamakesmusic Edit: @EditorSelva Art: @RamalingamTha Sound: @anthoruban Stunt: @_STUNNER_SAM @officialneelam Magizhchi! pic.twitter.com/4pP5aIlG8t— pa.ranjith (@beemji) December 8, 2018
Talking about the project, director Athiyan says, “It is a travel film that will address hierarchical and caste politics in India and how a man frees himself from such shackles. It will be shot in Chennai, Puducherry, Villupuram, and Panruti. We will go on floors in January.”
Pa Ranjith after his back to back films with Rajinikanth - Kabali and Kaala - has announced that he will soon be directing a Hindi film on tribal leader Birsa Munda who fought against the British.