Even five years after its release, Superstar Rajnikanth‘s blockbuster hit, ‘Sivaji‘, continues to make news. The film will now be screened for his Japanese fans in this Tokyo Film Festival 2012.
It will be screened on September 14, 15 and 16 at the Tokyo Film Festival 2012. The film’s lead lady, Shriya Saran will participate at the event as a special guest.
Produced by AVM, the film starred Superstar Rajnikanth, Shriya Saran, Suman and Vivek in the lead roles with music by AR Rahman. Helmed by Shankar, ‘Sivaji‘ is all about good vs. evil narrated as a racy affair.
Sivaji is a 2007 Tamil political thriller film directed by Shankar and produced by AVM Productions. Rajnikanth and Shriya Saran played the lead roles, with Suman, Vivek and Raghuvaran playing other significant roles in the film. AR Rahman composed the film’s soundtrack and background music, while Thotta Tharani and KV Anand were the creative art director and cinematographer respectively.
The film revolves around a well-established software systems architect, Sivaji, who returns home to India after finishing work in the United States. On his return, he dreams of giving back to society with free medical treatment and education. However his plans face a roadblock in the form of the influential businessman, Adiseshan. When corruption also arises, Sivaji is left with no option but to fight the system in his own way.
After post-production delays, it was released worldwide on June 15, 2007 in Tamil, and subsequently released in Telugu as a dubbed version on the same date. The film was also dubbed in Hindi, which released on January 8, 2010. Satellite rights for Sivaji were sold for 4 crore to Kalaignar TV, ultimately enjoying success worldwide.