REVEALED: Kamal Haasan To Play Balram Naidu In His Next!
Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan will revive the popular character Balram Naidu, a police officer from 2008 Tamil action-comedy Dasavatharam, in his upcoming yet-untitled trilingual comedy. It is slated to go on floors in May. “Kamal will play Balram Naidu in his new film. Audiences will be introduced to his (Balram Naidu’s) family for the first time. It’s an out-and-out comedy flick interspersed with sporadic action sequences. The regular shooting will start from the second week of May,” a source told IANS.
Actress Ramya Krishnan will play Kamal’s wife in the film, which will also star Shruti Haasan as their daughter. Kamal and Shruti will be playing father-daughter on the big screen for the very first time. Veteran Telugu comedian Brahmanandam will play the character Appa Rao, Kamal’s sidekick, which was played by late choreographer-actor Raghuram in Dasavatharam. “Most of the film will be shot in the US. The makers have hired international make-up crew to take care of Kamal’s look in the film,” the source added. The film, which is being produced by Raaj Kamal International, will be simultaneously shot in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. National Award-winning actor Saurabh Shukla is also a part of the cast. Maestro Ilaiyaraaja, who has been roped in to compose the tunes, chose the title for the film’s Tamil version, which will be officially unveiled on Friday (April 29). “I found a simple and exciting title for my new trilingual MI moving images. The Hindi title came from Saurabhji. The Tamizh from illayaraja,” the star actor wrote on his Twitter page. To be directed by Rajeev Kumar, a well-known film-maker in the Malayalam film industry, the movie will witness the much awaited collaboration of Kamal Haasan and Ilaiyaraaja after 11 long years.