The Tamil Industry had been on a lockdown because of a strike for 45 days due to differences between the Digital Service Providers and the Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC). This strike was because of the pricing rates or the Visual Print Fee (VPF) which is charged for showing a film on the digital platform.
After the shutdown, the first movie to go on the floors is Karthik Subbaraj’s Mercury as it hit the screens on 20th April. As soon as the lockdown finally ended producers geared up to make up for lost time for their respective projects that are pending.
The lockdown ended amicably and soon after movies like Viswasam which is being directed by Siva is expected to be rolled out soon. According to reports, the shoot was to start but due to the strike, it got postponed. The lead stars are Ajith Kumar, Yogi Babu and Nayanthara.The sets are in place in Hyderabad film city and sources say that the shooting is expected to commence soon. The movie will be a scientific mystery in space with action and drama
Suriya’s NGK resumed shooting. NGK is a Tamil gangster drama which is written and directed by Selvaraghavan. He is collaborating with Suriya for the first time. The film lead stars are Suriya, Rakul Preet Singh and Sai Pallavi. This movie has been announced to be released on Diwali and therefore the shooting needs to go ahead with full steam. According to reports, the sets are worth 3 crores in Ambasamudram town.
Apart from this Thalapathy 62 apolitical action thriller starring Vijay, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar and Keerthy Suresh in the leading roles will be directed by AR Murugadoss. The music will be given by the maestro A.R Rahman and the tentative release date is on Diwali this year. The movie has already wrapped up 2 shooting schedules in Kolkata and Chennai.