Starring : Surya Sivakumar. Anushka Shetty, Prakash Raj, Vivek
Writer, Director : Hari
Music : Devi Sri Prasad
Cinematography : Priyan
Editing : V. T. Vijayan
Release : 2010
Vijay’s Villu was announced as Singam and later the name changed as, director Hari already registered that name for his film. It made some confusion and lot of gossips in Tamil industry.
Earlier when Vijay planned to take up the name Puli it also got hijacked. Poor Vijay is looking for a comeback with his next film Vettaikaran.
This is Surya’s time, what ever he does get made into big successes. His films which were dubbed into Telugu are making pots of money to producers.
After his films Vaaranam Aayiram and Ayan, Suriya is teaming up with Hari to don a police officer for his 25th film.
Story of Singam revolves around smuggling activities taking place in Rameshwaram. Suriya plays a cop after Khaaka Khaaka and the film is expected to have the right mix of sentiments and comedy like all Hari films.
For the director too it will be second police story after his blockbuster Saamy with Vikram. Hari had earlier directed Suriya’s Aaru in 2005 and Vel in 2007. Hari’s latest offering was Seval with Bharath.
Singam will have Tollywood beauty Anushka Shetty in the female lead. Anushka made her debut in Tamil Cinema with Madhavan’s Rendu. Notable thing is she also is pairing up with Vijay in Vettaikaaran. The other cast includes Prakash Raj and Vivek.
Devi Sri Prasad scores music and Priyan wields camera. VT Vijayan is the editor and K. Kathir is Art director.
The first schedule is to be completed in Tirunelveli, Ambasamudram, Kutralam, Karaikudi and Thuthukudi and the second schedule in Chennai, Hyderabad and Vizagapatnam.
The film is being produced by Gnanavelraja under the banner Studio Green and BIG Pictures. Studio Green has earlier made Sillunnu Oru Kaadhal and Paruthiveeran.
Singam will mark the entry of Reliance Big Pictures in Tamil Cinema.
Suriya is sure of scoring a hat-trick with ‘Singam’, after the back-to-back successes of ‘Ayan’ and ‘Aadhavan’. Teaming up with director Hari after ‘Aaru’ and ‘Vel’, Suriya plays a tough police officer in the movie, who fights for a cause.
Produced by Studio Green, ‘Singam’ will have Anushka romancing Suriya. The cast includes Prakash Raj and Vivek in pivotal roles, while music is by Devi Sri Prasad. Priyan handles the cinematography.
SouthDreamZ learnt that Devi Sri Prasad has scored some peppy numbers and one of the duet songs choreographed by Brindha was shot on Suriya and Anushka in the exotic locales of Dubai.
Interestingly, ‘Singam’ is Suriya’s 25th film and he is happy about joining hands with Hari again for this crucial venture. ‘Both ‘Aaru’ and ‘Vel’ were commercial hits. We hope to make it three-in-a-row with Singam,” he says.
On his part, the director says, “Suriya had played a similar role in ‘Kaakha Kaakha’ earlier, but ‘Singam’ is being packaged differently. It will be more vibrant and action-packed.”