(This article is authored by Alar)
In the midst of directing Simbu in the movie 'Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu' which is inching closer to a release, popular director Gautham Vasudev Menon has dropped a major hint about reviving the shelved project of 'Dhruv Natchathiram' starred by Chiyaan Vikram. The project was announced in 2016 and later, there were no developments in the camp.
Vikram awaits the release of two major projects- 'Cobra' and Mani Ratnam's magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan. He will also be joining hands with Pa Ranjith for the project, tentatively titled Chiyaan 61, which is based on a true tale that occurred during the British era in the Kolar gold factory. Dhruv Natchathiram was halted in 2017 after 90 per cent of the film's shooting had been finished and filming was unable to begin even after over five years due to unspecified reasons.
But, the director has confirmed again that the film's production will resume and intends to finish filming before the start of Chiyaan 61, which is also scheduled to start soon. The actor has given a 15-day call sheet for Dhruv Natchathiram. On Monday, director Gautham Menon took us to Instagram and posted a picture of himself and Vikram, and said "The stars will align."
Words buzzing in Kollywood insiders say that Udhayanidhi's Red Giant Company acquired the release rights to Dhruva Natchathiram, which is why production on the movie has picked its phase again. Dhruv Natchathiram has been touted to be a spy movie and the music is composed by Harris Jayaraj. While Praveen Antony has done editing, Manoj Paramahamsa has done cinematography. An interesting fact is that the movie's initial choice of leading feature is Suriya in 2013.