Dropping the first look of his upcoming movie on his social media handles, Kollywood superstar Sivakarthikeyan finally put all speculations about the movie’s title to rest. Helmed by director Rajesh of OKOK and Boss Engira Baskaran fame, the movie is titled Mr Local and will also feature South superstar Nayanthara. Slated to hit the cinema screens this April, the title of the movie was a hot buzz in Kollywood as there were rumours that it had been titled as Jithu Jilladi, after the first line of Thalapathy Vijay’s chartbuster song from Theri.
Filmmaker Gnanavel Raja of Studio Green, the film’s production house, unveiled the title and the first look today. While Studio Green’s Twitter handle captioned the news as, “.@kegvraja ‘s #Sk13 is Mr. Local !
@Siva_Kartikeyan Leading as #MrLocal With Lady superstar #Nayanthara A Fun Filled Entertainer from @rajeshmdirector Ft. @realradikaa @hiphoptamizha @actorsathish @iYogiBabu @dineshkrishnanb @vivekharshan @DoneChannel1 @thinkmusicindia” (sic), Sivakarthikeyan introduced his classy look from the movie on his Instagram handle and wrote, “Meet #MrLocal #Summer2019” (sic).
Apart from the lead who are collaborating for the second time, after last year’s Velaikkaran directed by M Raja, the movie also stars Radikaa, Sathish and Yogi Babu in pivotal roles. Hiphop Tamizha is reportedly composing music for the film, a first while the cinematography is tended by Dinesh Krishnan, who had earlier cranked the camera for the Suriya-starrer Thaana Serndha Kootam.
While Sivakarthikeyan is also simultaneously working on a sci-fi thriller, directed by Ravi Kumar and an action thriller with PS Mithran of Irumbuthirai fame, Nayanthara will next be seen in Chiranjeevi-starrer Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy which is made on the budget of Rs 150 crore. Produced by Chiranjeevi’s son Ram Charan, the movie will also mark megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s guest appearance in it.