Viswaroopam is an upcoming Tamil-Hindi bilingual Indian spy thriller film written, directed and co-produced by Kamal Hassan that features himself in the lead role.
The film, also has Pooja Kumar, Rahul Bose, Andrea Jeremiah and Jaideep Ahlawat in supporting roles.
The soundtrack is composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, with lyrics by Vairamuthu for the Tamil and Javed Akhtar for the Hindi versions respectively. The film was shot with the same cast in both languages simultaneously, and is titled in Hindi as Vishwaroop.
Development of the project commenced after the release of Kamal Hassan‘s Manmadhan Ambu, and several of the crew were imported from Hollywood. The direction department was taken over by Kamal Hassan from Selvaraghavan, and reports indicating a comparison with Hollywood films surfaced during the production.
The initially estimated budget was around 150 crore (US$29.93 million), making it one of the most expensive Indian films. Due to delays, casting took a relatively long period of time, with several of the original cast dropping out of the project. The film was shot extensively overseas, in countries including the United States and Canada, while domestic locations included Chennai and Mumbai.
Directed by Kamal Hassan
Produced by Prasad V. Potluri
Screenplay by Kamal Haasan
Story by Kamal Haasan
Starring: Kamal Hassan, Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah, Rahul Bose, Jaideep Ahlawat
Music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Cinematography Sanu Varghese
Editing by Mahesh Narayan
Studio PVP Cinema