Shivarajkumar’s next with director Ravi Arasu titled RDX
The film will be launched on February 19 to mark the day the Hattrick hero started his film career 34 years ago
It seems like Shivarajkumar has decided to go the 'mass' route with his upcoming film, directed by Ravi Arasu and made under the banner of Sathya Jyothi Films. Titled RDX, which stands for RD Xavier, the cop drama will see the Century Star playing the titular role.
The project will be launched on February 19 to mark the beginning of Shivarajkumar's film journey 34 years ago. The film will likely go on floors the same day.
RDX ’s dialogues will be written by Chandramouli, and Charan Raj will be scoring the music. The latest to come on board is cinematographer M Saravanan, who also worked in director Ravi Arasu’s previous two films, Eetti and Ayngaran. RDX will mark his debut as a cinematographer in Kannada cinema. Well-known stunt choreographer Rajasekar, of Sethupathi fame, has also been roped in. The art department will be handled by Durairaj.
Meanwhile, the production house is finalising the rest of the cast, including the female lead and the villain. According to a source, confirmation on these counts is expected after the release of Sathya Jyothi Films' upcoming Tamil film, Pattas, starring Dhanush.
The year has begun on a good note for Shivarajkumar, who is currently shooting for Harsha’s Bhajarangi 2. And going by the preparations being made by director Ravi Arasu and the production house, RDX looks like yet another interesting project for Shivarajkumar. Besides strong content, the director is also bringing in some nostalgic moments, as he plans to give Shivanna the looks that he donned in 1995, the year Om got released.
RDX will be made on a big scale, and it is said that the second half will be filmed mostly in North India, with the makers finalising cities like Bhopal, and locations in Meghalaya and Bihar, among other places.