Aadhi Bhagavan is an upcoming Tamil action film written and directed by Ameer Sultan. Jayam Ravi and Neetu Chandra play the lead roles in the film, which is being produced by DMK politician J. Anbazhagan and features music composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, cinematography by RB Gurudev and K Devaraj and editing by Ram Sudharsan. Aadhi Bhagavan has been miring in development hell, after production work began in February 2010. The film is expected to release by mid-2012.
Producer: J. Anbazhagan
Star Cast: Jayam Ravi, Neetu Chandra, Sudha Chandran, Karuna
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography R.B Gurudev, K. Devaraj
Editing: Ram Sudharsan
Studio: Anbu Pictures
Aadhi Bhagavan is an upcoming Indian Tamil romance film written and directed by Ameer, directing his fourth feature film, which stars Jayam Ravi & Neetu Chandra in the lead roles. Produced by DMK politician J. Anbazhagan, the film, featuring music composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, cinematography by R.B Gurudev & K. Devaraj and editing by Ram Sudharsan, is currently in its production stage.
Ameer Sultan, following the release of his Yogi, was expected to commence a project titled Kannabiran featuring Jayam Ravi in the lead role, which was initially to start in 2007. In February 2010, a press meet was held for the official announcement of the new project, where Ameer revealed that he had shelved Kannabiran for the time being, and instead began working on a different script for a commercial urban romantic film, which was titled as Aadhi Bhagavan, for which, too, Jayam Ravi was signed. He, furthermore, disclosed that for the first time, he had written a script, after the lead actor had been finalized, while usually only after completing his script he selects the most suitable actors for the characters.
During the official announcement, it was also reported that the lead female actress was not chosen yet and Ameer, like for his previous directorial, was searching and struggling to find a suitable actress. Actresses, who were approached to play that role of a modern NRI, include Priyamani and Mamta Mohandas, with the latter even confirming in May/June 2010 to be part of the film, despite call sheet and date complications. However, one month later, she once for all decided to opt out of the project as she was not willing to give almost a year of her dates. She was eventually replaced by Neetu Chandra, who was approached by Ameer, while working with him in Myshkin‘s Yuddham Sei. For a pivotal role as the lead character’s mother, TV actress Sudha Chandran was signed up in May 2010.
As with Ameer’s previous directorial, the film score and soundtrack were composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja and lyrics were written by Snehan. In late July, the trio was in Singapore for song compositions. One of the songs is supposed to be a club number, featuring completely Hindi lyrics; Hindi singer Mohit Chauhan was recruited to lend his voice to this song. In late November another song was recorded, which Yuvan Shankar Raja considered as one of his toughest compositions. While usually completing his songs within a couple of days, this song, performed by Shreya Ghoshal and Sharib, had taken him more than a week to finish, after he had made seven to eight versions of it.