MUMBAI: NDTV Imagine Film Company has made a foray into movie production in the South by inking a deal with Wide Angle Creations to produce a Tamil film.
The action thriller titled Madhurai Sambhavam will star Harikumar, Anuya Bhagwat and Karthika in the lead and is scheduled to go on floors this month.
Madhurai Sambhavam is being shot in Madhurai and depicts the distinct flavor of the region. Other cast in the movie includes Radha Ravi, Raj Kapoor, Kadhal Dhandapani, Ilavarasu, Santhana Barathi, Balu Anand, and Thimiru Mayi amongst others. It is directed by Youreka, who has also written the story, screenplay, dialogues and lyrics of the movie.
The cinematography is by Sugumar, the music by John Peter, stunts by Annal Arasu, choreography by Sudhakar Vasanth and art direction by Kamal.
NDTV Imagine Film Company director Sameer Nair said, "Film making is a collaborative effort, we are extremely happy to have partnered with Wide Angle Creations to mark our foray in the Tamil Film Industry. The team at Wide Angle Creations has created some very good and award winning films in the past, and we are looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship".
Wide Angle Creations partner George Pius added, "The Tamil film industry is seeing an increased level of participation from corporates who bring with them a much broader platform via which our movies are presented. In NDTV Imagine we saw a likeminded partner who not only understood the sensibilities but is equally passionate about cinema. As we get into action with Madhurai Sambhavam we have simultaneously started nurturing high concept entertainers with NDTV Imagine. We could hope to see an interesting bouquet of movies rolling out in time to come."
The partners of Wide Angle Creations are Suresh Balaje and Pius. Apart from this film, NDTV Imagine Film Company is partnering with directors and film-makers as well as upcoming talent. With over 30 projects in varying stages of development, the film company plans to produce and release six to eight films in a year.