Sony Pictures announce maiden Tamil film with Sivakarthikeyan

Sun Jan 16 2022 21:02:32 GMT+0530 (IST)

Sony Pictures vre venturing into Telugu cinema with Adivis Sesh's Major which is in the final leg of production. The top production house has now announced their first Tamil project.

Kamal Haasan, Sony Pictures Films India (SPFI)- the Indian local production arm of Sony Pictures International Productions, and Raaj Kamal Films International (RKFI) announced today that they will be collaborating on a new film, currently untitled, that will star Sivakarthikeyan in the leading role, and will be written and directed by Rajkumar Periasamy.

The film will be produced by SPFI, multi-faceted legend Kamal Haasan and R. Mahendran and co-produced by God Bless Entertainment.
This collaboration marks SPFI's debut foray into Tamil cinema after they synergized with south star Prithviraj Sukumaran in 2019 for the Malayalam film 'Nine' and superstar Mahesh Babu for the forthcoming Telugu film, 'Major'.

This is the 51st production of RKFI, 50th being 'Vikram' starring Kamal Haasan, Vijay Sethupathi and Fahadh Faasil, directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, and produced by Kamal Haasan and R. Mahendran, to be out in Summer 2022.

Says iconic actor, director and producer Kamal Haasan, "The power of a well-told story is transformative, and this story will move, uplift and inspire the audience in many ways. I am very proud to be collaborating with Sony Pictures Films India, actor Sivakarthikeyan and director Rajkumar Periasamy to bring this compelling story to the big screen."

Vivek Krishnani, Managing Director, Sony Pictures Films India says, "We at SPFI are extremely thrilled to be collaborating with the legend Mr Kamal Haasan and Raj Kamal Films International for our foray into Tamil cinema. We are very happy that this film will bring together the best of the creative team - Rajkumar Periasamy for his storytelling and direction and the supremely talented and versatile Sivakarthikeyan which will surely create an unforgettable cinematic experience for the viewers."

"The creative team at Sony Pictures identified this amazing story and worked on it for several months along with director Rajkumar Periaswamy. This being our first step into the very vibrant world of Tamil cinema, we at Sony Pictures Films India hope to increasingly engage with a new generation as well as veteran creators who are masters in regional cinema and whose storytelling has a global resonance.”