Vidyut Jammwal joins AR Murugadoss-Sivakarthikeyan film

The Bollywood actor is well-known to Tamil audiences for his menacing performances in 'Thuppakki' (2012), 'Billa II' (2012), and 'Anjaan' (2014).

BySouth First Desk

Published Jun 10, 2024 | 7:19 PMUpdatedJun 10, 2024 | 8:27 PM

Vidyut Jamwal, Sivakarthikeyan, and AR Murugadoss

It has been confirmed that Vidyut Jammwal will play the antagonist, in an untitled film, featuring Sivakarthikeyan, directed by AR Murugadoss.

The makers announced the update on social media. Tentatively titled SK 23, this one is bankrolled by Sri Lakshmi Movies.

This project marks the first time the actor and director are teaming up. Notably, Murugadoss wrote the story for and co-produced Sivakarthikeyan’s Maan Karate (2014).

Rukmini Vasanth, recognised for her role in Sapta Sagaradaache Ello (2023) and making her Tamil debut with Vijay Sethupathi’s ACE, has been chosen as the female lead in SK 23.

Furthermore, reports suggest that Biju Menon will play a substantial role in the film. The Malayalam actor’s last appearance in a Tamil film was in Porkkalam (2010), where he starred alongside Kishore. More details about the cast are awaited.

Another hit collaboration underway

Anirudh, who has collaborated with Sivakarthikeyan on films such as Ethir Neechal (2013), Maan Karate, and Doctor (2021), and previously worked with the director on Kaththi (2014) and Darbar (2020), is composing the music for this film.

Sudeep Elamon has been brought on as the cinematographer, with veteran editor Sreekar Prasad handling the edits.

Vidyut Jammwal is well-known to Tamil audiences for his menacing performances in films such as Thuppakki (2012), Billa II (2012), and Anjaan (2014).

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AR Murugadoss is filming both Salman Khan’s Sikandar and SK 23 simultaneously. His most recent directorial project was Rajinikanth’s Darbar, which hit the theaters in 2020.

Thuppakki still stands as Vidyut Jammwal’s most recent venture in the south. When asked about his prolonged absence, the actor, in an interview clarified that it isn’t due to a lack of leading role opportunities, but rather a preference to focus more on his career in Bollywood.

In a press conference, AR Murugadoss disclosed that he had initially conceived a Chandramukhi (2005) spin-off featuring Rajinikanth’s characters.

He had proposed a storyline that Superstar approved. However, Murugadoss abandoned the idea later upon realising the challenges in obtaining permission from the producers of Chandramukhi.

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