Mari Selvaraj’s next with Dhruv Vikram and Anupama Parameswaran is a sports drama

According to Mark Selvaraj, this film with Dhruv Vikram in the lead will be a raw sports drama which goes back to the roots of Kabadi.

BySouth First Desk

Published Mar 12, 2024 | 6:05 PMUpdatedMar 12, 2024 | 6:05 PM

Dhruv Vikram mari selvaraj's next is a sports drama

Tamil director Mari Selvaraj’s upcoming sports drama has got an official confirmation.

The Pariyerum Perumal (2018) director shared a picture announcing his new project with Dhruv Vikram and Anupama Parameswaran.

Sharing the news of the yet-to-be-titled film, he wrote on his X post: “Starting my fifth film with a banger! Overwhelmed to be joining hands once again with @beemji Anna and @NeelamStudios_. Excited to be working with @ApplauseSocial and my good friend @Tisaditi (sic).”

About his association with  Pa Ranjith, Mari Selvaraj said, “Pariyerum Perumal, my first film was with Pa Ranjith Anna. That was one major factor why the film reached such strong heights.”

He added, “It was a stepping stone for my next films as well. I’m pumped up and exhilarated to be joining hands with him once again now for my 5th film along with another strong partner – Applause Entertainment. It is with immense joy to say that this film is with Neelam Studios and Aditi Anand.”

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A sports drama

According to Mark Selvaraj, the untitled Tamil film will be a raw sports drama that deals with the roots of Kabaddi.

About working with Dhruv, the director said a strong talented youngster like him would only add different perspectives to the project.

“This film will undoubtedly be an important milestone for all of us,” he said.

In a statement, Applause Entertainment Managing Director Sameer Nair said, “Our collaboration with Neelam Studios signifies an exciting chapter for Applause Entertainment. This partnership, starting with an extraordinary sports drama, underlines our commitment to weaving impactful narratives.”

The statement added, “Bringing together the brilliance of Pa Ranjith and the talent of Mari Selvaraj, supported by a talented ensemble, lays the foundation for us to carve a significant space in the vibrant world of South Indian cinema.”