STR48 Buzz: Silambarasan starrer to have this special premise! Here's what we know

(This article is authored by Alar)

Simbu and Kamal Haasan, two of the most versatile and charismatic actors in Tamil cinema, are joining hands for a mega project that is sure to create a sensation. The film, tentatively titled ‘STR 48’, is produced by Kamal Haasan’s Raaj Kamal Films International and directed by Desingh Periyasamy, who made an impressive debut with the romantic thriller ‘Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadhithaal’.

The film was officially announced on March 9 with a stylish motion poster that featured the logos of both the actors and the production house. The poster also had the tagline ‘Blood and Battle’, hinting at the genre and theme of the film. The motion poster has received a tremendous response from the fans of both the stars, who are eagerly waiting for more updates on the project.

According to the latest buzz, ‘STR 48’ is a historical fantasy film that will showcase Simbu in dual roles as a hero and a villain.  Kamal Haasan, who is also presenting the film, will reportedly make a cameo appearance in the movie. The film is said to be inspired by the epic Mahabharata and will have elements of mythology, action, and romance. However, these details are yet to be confirmed by the makers. 

The film is expected to go on floors from August 22, and will have a stellar cast and crew. The music director of the film is yet to be finalized, but some reports suggest that Anirudh Ravichander, who has composed for Kamal Haasan’s ‘Vikram’ and ‘Indian 2’, might join hands with Simbu for the first time. The cinematographer of the film is rumored to be PC Sreeram, who has worked with Kamal Haasan in several films.

‘STR 48’ is one of the most anticipated films of 2023 and marks the first collaboration of Simbu and Kamal Haasan, who are known for their acting prowess and versatility. The film will also be a milestone for Kamal Haasan as a producer, as it will be his 56th film under his banner Raaj Kamal Films International. The film is likely to release in multiple languages and will cater to a wide audience across India and abroad.