Unnaipol Oruvan, Kamal Haasan’s current project, is not special simply because he is teaming up with Mohanlal for the first time in a Tamil film. The film also marks 50 years of the actor-director-producer-writer in tinsel town. “Shooting for film is almost complete, excepting for my encounter with Mohanlal and a few other scenes. We hope to wrap up shoot by May end and the film will be ready for release by June/July. But this film marks my fiftieth year and we also might release it on August 12, the day when ‘Kalathur Kannamma‘, my first film was released”, said the actor, adding that the first was shot using the sophisticated Red One camera. “It’s so good that we can edit and see in the evening, what was shot in the morning,”the actor said. Speaking about Shruti, the actor said he wanted to work with her earlier, but it was she who refused. “She never gave me dates,”he quipped, adding that for the first time, writer Ee.Ra.Murugan would pen the dialogues while Manushyaputran will write the lyrics.
Shruti Haasan said the film will have an alternative style of music, and her decision to compose music for the flick did not mean she would not do films. Mohanlal, on his part, said he was happy to work with Kamal as such a project together was proposed two years ago. “A script was even tried but they didn’t work out. I’m happy this has shaped up well,” he said.