Kamal Hassan is doing a full length romantic role laced with comedy in his new film Manmadhan Ambu, which was officially launched June 3 at AVM studios in Chennai.
Manmadhan Ambu is produced by Udayanidhi Stalin for Red Giant Movies, and has Kamal Haasan, Madhavan, Trisha and Sangeetha in the lead. Music is by Devi Sri Prasad and is directed by K.S.Ravikumar. 90 percent of the shoot is to take place in a ship in the Mediterranean and in locations of Europe like Rome, Venice, Paris, and Barcelona among others.
Said Ravikumar: “This is my fifth film with Kamal Haasan and I am still learning a lot from him. He is turning a romantic hero after a long break. This film will not have him in different get-up’s and I can assure you that he will look like a 30-year-old in the film. Kunjan and Manju Pillai from Malayalam are also a part of the film”.
A new cameraman Manush Nandan, an associate with Ravi K Chandran is being introduced with the film. Maddy who flew down from Mumbai said: “ I am an ardent devotee of Kamal sir. In fact Manmadhan Ambu, is my second film with him, Trisha and Sangeetha. This film is going to be a big party for us”.
Trisha who is working with KS Ravikumar for the first time said that Kaml is her favourite actor and her biggest dream was to be cast opposite him. She also went on to thank Udayanidhi Stalin and others.
In his speech Kamal who has written the story, screenplay, dialogues and lyrics said: “We are doing rehearsals for the film, before the shoot begins so that everybody is familiar with their roles. When you do a major play there will be a rehearsal camp to hone the skills of the artist taking part, who will have to perform it on stage to perfection from day one. Similarly Manmadhan Ambu is a big budget film, and we do not want the script to be written on the sets, now we can shoot exactly what we have in our mind.”