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Angamaly Diaries actor Antony Varghese lands a pivotal role in Mani Ratnam’s next

Mani Ratnam’s upcoming film is turning out to be a starry affair and Angamaly Diaries actor Antony Varghese is the new addition.

regional movies Updated: Jan 15, 2018 17:37 IST
Haricharan Pudipeddi
Haricharan Pudipeddi
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Angamaly Diaries actor Antony Varghese to play a pivotal role in Mani Ratnam’s upcoming film.

We had already reported that ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam is pulling off a casting coup by roping in Arvind Swami, Vijay Sethupathi, Fahadh Faasil and Simbu for his next bilingual multi-starrer project. In September, it was confirmed via an official statement that the Roja filmmaker has indeed signed these actors, apart from Jyothika and Aishwarya Rajesh. The latest update is that Malayalam actor Antony Varghese, last seen in the critically-acclaimed film Angamaly Diaries, has landed a crucial role in the highly anticipated multi-starrer.

Contrary to rumours that he might be playing a cameo, reliable sources have confirmed that Vijay Sethupathi plays a full-length character and will be seen as a cop. After making an impact as a rough-and-tough cop in Sethupathi, it’ll be really interesting to see Vijay don khaki for the second time. The film also stars senior actors Prakash Raj and Jayasudha, who have worked together in several films. Apparently, they’ll be seen playing a pair and Arvind Swami, Fahadh and Simbu will be seen as their sons, a reliable source has revealed. Jyothika and Aishwarya will play pivotal roles and the source reiterated that the regular shooting will commence from late January or early February.

To be bankrolled by Madras Talkies, AR Rahman has been roped in to compose the music. Lensman Santosh Sivan will crank the camera and it’ll be his sixth collaboration with Ratnam. A source close to Ratnam confirmed the film will be an action-thriller and will be a departure from the filmmaker’s usual style of films. Ratnam has pinned high hopes on this project following the debacle of Kaatru Veliyidai, which sank without a trace at the box-office.

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First Published: Jan 15, 2018 17:37 IST