After wrapping work on his under-production film with Selvaraghavan, titled NGK, Suriya will team up with ace director KV Anand. This news was made official some time back and Suriya fans have been calling it #Suriya37.
Yesterday, the director took to his Twitter space to announce his prime crew members for this film. This has been the prime news on all cinema portals since then. Harris Jayaraj will score the music, Gavemic U Ary will be the cinematographer, Kiran will do the art direction and Pattukottai Prabhakar will co-write the screenplay and dialogues along with KV Anand. Lyca Productions will produce this extravaganza, which will fall in the action thriller space.
‘Suriya 37’ is also said to have a political shade and prominent actors from all over the country are set to be roped in. The director has told Chennai Times that Suriya will be protecting something in the film, and that Delhi will be the major scene of action. He intends to start shooting in May. He has also said that the film will be something different for him and Suriya.
Cinematographer Gavemic U Ary returns to Tamil cinema after the cult Jigarthanda and Amma Kanakku. He tasted success recently in Bollywood, with Bareilly Ki Barfi. When we spoke to Gavemic, he was evidently thrilled,
“It’s easily the biggest film of my career. I’ve always looked up to KV Anand sir as a master cinematographer. His work in Kadhal Desam, Mudhalvan and Sivaji was fantastic. In the same way, I’ve been a fan of Suriya sir too. It’s very exciting to collaborate with people whom you’ve admired all these years. I’ve seen their Ayan; but this film will be totally different. It’ll be an action thriller that Suriya sir hasn’t attempted before.”
Except his first directorial Kana Kanden and his recent Kavan, KV Anand has gone with composer Harris Jayaraj in all his other films. Suriya 37 is unanimously expected to have chartbuster songs due to the high level set by this combination in films like Ayan, Ko, Maattrraan and Anegan.
Interestingly, Anand had forged a very successful partnership with writer duo Subha (Suresh and Balakrishnan) in all his prior films as a director. He has opted for Pattukottai Prabhakar this time around; Prabhakar is currently also a part of the Nayanthara starrer Imaikka Nodigal, in the capacity of a writer.
With a big blockbuster like Ayan and an ambitious Maattrraan still fresh in audience’s minds, the expectations from ‘Suriya 37’ are understandably high. Suriya and KV Anand ought to strike gold with their hat-trick union, which will be one of the important films to come out in 2019.