It's OFFICIAL: Kamal Haasan, Mani Ratnam to reunite for the first time after Nayagan
The project is tentativley titled KH 234
35 years after they first joined forces to create a landmark in the history of Indian cinema, two legendary names in cinema are set to reunite. It has been announced that Kamal Haasan will be joining hands with Mani Ratnam for a new project after Nayagan.
The announcement was made by Udhayanidhi Stalin, one of the co-producers of the film. The film will be a co-production between Udhayanidhi's Red Giant Studios, Kamal's Raaj Kamal Film International, and Mani Ratnam's Madras Talkies.
The announcement was made with a video that introduces the logos of the production houses before presenting the tentative title of the film, KH 234. The film will have music by AR Rahman, who last scored his Tenali in 2001.
Kamal Haasan says in a statement, “I was equally excited 35 years before when I was about to start work with Mr Mani Ratnam. Collaborating with a similar mindset is stimulating. This stimulation includes Mr. Rahman as well. Eagerly looking forward to present this venture with Mr Udhayanidhi Stalin.”
Mani Ratnam addss, “Happy, honoured and excited to collaborate with Kamal Sir again.”
Udhayanidhi Stalin adds, “It’s an wonderful opportunity to join Kamal Sir in presenting Ulaganayagan KH 234 after the great success of Vikram and the much awaited Indian 2. An absolute honour to present this film and tell this special story. Kamal Sir and Mani Sir have been the pride of Tamil Cinema globally and I have been an ardent admirer of both these iconic personalities. Thank you Kamal Sir for this great opportunity”
The film will be produced by Kamal Haasan, Mani Ratnam, R Mahendran and Siva Ananth, who has been frequent collaborater of Mani Ratnam as an executive producer. Further details related to the project are currently under wraps.
Kamal is currently busy with Indian 2 while Mani Ratnam's PS-2 is slated for a summer release in 2023. It is likely that the project will go on floors after the completion of their current commitments.