Enable Javscript for better performance
Soori to play a Malayali in Mugen Rao's next- Cinema express

Soori to play a Malayali in Mugen Rao's Velan

Directed by Kavin Moorthy, Velan has Mugen Rao and Meenakshi Govindharajan as the leads

Published: 24th March 2021

Soori, who is part of Bigg Boss Tamil-fame Mugen Rao's upcoming film, Velan, will essay the role of a Malayali in the film. 

Kavin Moorthy, an erstwhile assistant of director Siva, is making his directorial debut with this project. The filmmaker reveals that Soori's character is named Mamookka Dineshan and the actor learned Malayalam for the role. 

"The story is set in Pollachi and Soori sir is playing the second lead in the film. It is his character that enforces a major twist in the screenplay. Since he is playing a Malayali, we hired a scriptwriter for the Malayalam dialogues and Soori sir actually learned those dialogues," says Kavin, adding that the presence of Meenakshi Govindarajan, a Malayali, was helpful too. 

Since Soori is simultaneously working on the Vetri Maaran film and Sivakarthikeyan's Don, the makers of Velan had to reschedule the shoot according to the actor's call-sheet. "Since Soori sir's looks are different in each of the films, we took a 20-day break in between our shooting for him to grow his hair back," says Kavin.

With two more songs left to shoot, Kavin has already started post-production of the film. "One of those songs features Soori sir, so we will shoot it after the assembly elections."

Also starring Prabhu, Hareesh Peradi, Thambi Ramaiah, Lollu Sabha Swaminathan, TM Karthik, Prankster Rahul, and Brigida Saga (of Aaha Kalyanam-fame), Velan has music by Gopi Sundar, editing by Sarath and cinematography by Gopi Jagadeeswaran.

The makers of Velan are aiming to release their film in May.

Related Articles


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.


Which is your favourite time travel film in Tamil?

Indru Netru Naalai