Mari Selvaraj's Vaazhai commences shooting in Thoothukudi
The project will feature Kalaiyarasan in his maiden collaboration with the director
On Monday, director Mari Selvaraj announced that his fourth directorial venture is titled Vaazhai and also released the first look poster. The project has gone on floors on the same day in Thoothukudi with actor Kalaiyarasan, actor-politician Udhayanidhi Stalin revealed on social media.
This is the first time Mari is working with Kalaiyarasan. Besides him, the project will also feature Nikhila Vimal, Priyanka Nair, among others.
Udhayanidhi also shared a few photos from the shooting location. The actor is currently working with Mari Selvaraj in Maamannan.
சிறந்த கலை படைப்புகளை வெகுஜன மக்களும் விரும்பி கொண்டாடும் வகையில் வழங்கிவரும் இயக்குநர் @mari_selvaraj அவர்களின் அடுத்த படைப்பான #வாழை படத்தின் படப்பிடிப்பை தூத்துக்குடியில் இன்று தொடங்கிவைத்து, குழுவினருக்கு வாழ்த்துதெரிவித்து மகிழ்ந்தோம்.@Music_Santhosh @thenieswar @KalaiActor pic.twitter.com/hjj0JgxUBp— Udhay (@Udhaystalin) November 21, 2022
With Vaazhai, Mari Selvaraj is also making his debut as a producer, and will back the project along with Divya Mari Selvaraj. It is presented by Disney+ Hotstar and Navvi Studios and expected to be a streamer original. Vaazhai’s technical team includes Theni Eswar as the cinematographer, while Suriya Pradhaman will handle the editing. Santhosh Narayanan, who has worked with Mari in Karnan and Pariyerum Perumal, will compose music for Vaazhai as well.
The release date of Vaazhai is yet to be announced.
Meanwhile, Mari Selvaraj has wrapped up shooting for Maamannan. The film also stars Keerthy Suresh, Vadivelu, Fahadh Faasil, among others.