Chennai,August1:Dhruva Natchathiram Lead Role: Vikram, Release date : 2017-08-14
Starring : Anu Emmanuel, Aishwarya Rajesh, Ritu Varma, R. Parthiepan, Prithviraj
Director : Gautham Menon Music Director : AR Rahman
Dhruva Natchathiram is a spy thriller made on the lines of the Bourne series. Gautham planned to direct the film with Suriya in the lead. However, the latter opted out the project due to various issues. Earlier this year, Gautham unveiled the teaser from the film, which received terrific response from fans, clocking more than 8 million views.
Produced by Ondraga Entertainment along with another leading production house, Dhruva Natchathiram is expected to release in August.
Meanwhile, Gautham awaits the release of his upcoming romantic thriller Enai Noki Paayum Thotta, which stars Dhanush and Megha Anand in the lead.
Following the shoot of the teaser in New York City, the team moved to Coonoor to begin the first schedule in late January 2017. Following a brief shoot in the town, the team moved to Chennai for a further short schedule. After their stints at Chennai and Coonoor in Jun 2017, the crew started filming in Slovenia.
Vikram plays John, a spy on a covert mission. However, his rivals learn about his whereabouts and kidnap his handler called Mr K to draw Dhruva out in open.
Gautham said he had been waiting to work with Vikram for a long time while thanking the actor for the opportunity. “Thank you for the opportunity. Been waiting from my first film. Looking forward to this now with you Vikram sir!,” he tweeted while releasing the trailer on his Twitter handle.
Dhruva Natchathiram is a dream project of Gautham and was announced with Suriya in the lead role a few years back. However, it was shelved due to the difference of opinion between the actor-director duo. Towards the end of the last year, Gautham revived the project with Vikram.
Vikram’s look, the tone and texture of the film are quite intriguing. What is most attractive about Vikram’s role is, regardless of the fact he is a top Indian spy, who assists the CIA in investigations, when he threatens his rival he uses the Chennai slang. And that adds more layers to his already uber cool character.
Actor Anu Emmanuel had been roped in to play the female lead. She was last seen in Telugu actor Nani’s last year’s hit film Majnu.She was replaced by Ritu Varma.