Grapevine has been abuzz with reports that director Bala’s next film Naachiyaar, which has Jyothika playing the titular role, is based on the life of psycho killer Jayaprakash, the man who was found guilty for the cold-blooded murder of nine of his family members in Valasaravakkam, Chennai in the mid-1980s.
However, when HT got in touch with a close source from the team, the reports were trashed as baseless rumours. “The film is centred on the bold journey of the life of Jyothika. GV Prakash plays a criminal in the movie. It’s not based on any real-life story,” says our source.
Jyothika will reportedly essay the role of a cop in the film, which will have music composed by Isaignani Ilaiyaraaja. It must be noted that Ilaiyaraaja won the National Film Award for Best Background Score for his tremendous work in Bala’s last outing Thaarai Thappattai, which tanked at the box office. Since Naachiyaar marks the fifth collaboration between Raja and Bala, the expectation among music connoisseurs is palpable on social media platforms.
Jointly produced by Bala’s B Studios and Eon Studios, the principal shooting of the film is likely to commence soon in Chennai. The muhurat of the project was conducted on March 1 in the city and was attended by Suriya and the cast and crew of the film.
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