Sumanth Ashwin's next is a quadrilingual horror-thriller
The film, that revolves around nine principal characters, shows the actor as a college-goer who struggles to counter a negative force in his life
Actor Sumanth Ashwin has signed a quadrilingual horror-thriller under the direction of Dandupalyam-fame Srinivasa Raju. "Initially, I wanted to make it a cross-cultural film, but due to some technical issues, I have chosen to make it simultaneously in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam," says the filmmaker.
The film shows Sumanth Ashwin as a college-goer, who struggles to counter a negative force in his life. "The story revolves around nine principal characters played by four boys and five girls of the same age group. We are yet to finalise the female leads. A key aspect in the story has never been told in Indian cinema and the experience will be like a thrilling roller coaster ride," adds Raju.
The principal shooting will commence in the second week of November near Tiruvallur temple, Chennai. "We have constructed a massive wooden lakeside house set under the supervision of art director Veeramani on the outskirts of Chennai. We have spent a whopping Rs 1.5 crore on the set and other arrangements that were made for the 60-day shoot. We will kick-start the proceedings post Diwali," says the Dandupalyam director.
The film, he adds, is replete with special effects and high technical values. "We have hired tech-wizards from Hollywood to work on the special effects. The film has three songs composed by Mani Sharma. It will be shot with sync sound."
M Koteswara Raju and Murali Srinivas of PSV Garuda Vega fame are producing this project. The title and first look poster will be unveiled on Diwali.