— Shankar Shanmugham (@shankarshanmugh) January 14, 2019
— Shankar Shanmugham (@shankarshanmugh) January 17, 2019
— Anirudh Ravichander (@anirudhofficial) January 17, 2019
Kamal and filmmaker Shankar will be uniting for the project after a very long time and the film is taken on by Lyca Productions. A multi-lingual, music will be composed by Anirudh Ravichander, replacing A R Rahman who was unable to schedule dates for the project. Kamal will reprise the role of freedom fighter cum vigilante Senapathy, who was fondly known as ‘Indian Thatha’. The film focuses on how the character works to eliminate all corrupt officers from government offices. The original’s ending showed Senapathy escaping a deadly blast. Two decades later, he will be older and would delve more into this theme of corruption and vigilantism.
The team also shared a picture from the sets of the film, that started out today.
— Sreedhar Pillai (@sri50) January 18, 2019
The cast, apart from Kamal Haasan, also includes Kajal Aggarwal. Ajay Devgn is reportedly playing the villain in the film. Kamal Haasan, who has forayed into politics launching his party Makkal Needhi Maiyam, has Sabhash Naidu, a spin-off on the Dasavatharam character Balram Naidu, to finish. He also has Thevar Magan too in the pipeline. His film Vishwaroopam 2 released in August last year and as of 2018, he was periodically shooting for Vijay TV’s reality show Bigg Boss Tamil 2 before it came to an end in September.