UTV signs 3 film deal with South producer-director N Lingusamy


    MUMBAI: UTV Motion Pictures has inked a three film deal with South Indian producer-director N. Lingusamy.

    The studio will co-produce, market and distribute three films namely Vettai, Vazhakku Enn 18/9 and Kumki, in association with the director’s banner, Thirrupathy Brothers Film Media.

    The first film Vazhukku Enn 18/9, will be written and directed by director Balaji Sakthivel, who has directed blockbusters like Kadhal and Kalloori. Slated for a September 2011 release, the film will have a new star cast, with music by debut composer Prasanna and camera-work by Vijay Milton.

    Next is the action packed entertainer Vettai, releasing in November 2011. Directed by Lingusamy, the film stars Arya, Madhavan, Sameera Reddy, Ashutosh Rana and Amala Paul. Yuvan Shankar Raja composes the music and Nirav Shah is the DOP.

    2012 will see a film from Prabu Solomon, who recently delivered Mynaa. His next titled Kumki will feature the upcoming star in the making – Vikram Prabhu, son of actor Prabhu and grand son of Sivaji Ganesan.

    With this association, UTV Motion Pictures has six releases lined up in Tamil cinema, beginning with Deivathirumagal (releasing on 15 July), followed by Cheran and Prasanna starrer Muran; three films with Thirrupathy Brothers; and finally Mysskin’s Mugamoodistarring Jiiva in April/May 2012.