Rajinikanth inaugurates Y Gee Mahendra’s new film Charukesi
It is based on a popular stage play by the same name
Actor Rajinikanth announced that Y Gee Mahendra’s popular stage play Charukesi will be made into a film, at an event held in Chennai, on Friday. Rajinikanth also commenced the project by providing the first clap.
Speaking at the event, Rajinikanth said, "In 1975, when I went to see the play Ragasiyam Parama Ragasiyam, I was not allowed in. But now I am here as the special guest at the 50th show of Charukesi. This is all an act of time. Popular actors including Nagesh, Jayalalithaa, Cho, Visu etc., are from the UAA theater troupe. It is a very disciplined troupe with many educated people and experts from various fields.”
"As far as this drama is concerned, the story, screenplay, characters and dialogues are all well placed. Cinema industry has not used an actor like Y Gee Mahendra to his full potential. I am confident that this play will be a huge success when it is made into a film. Vasanth will write the screenplay which will add more strength to the film," added Rajinikanth.
The play’s story, screenplay and dialogues were written by Venkat, based on a thought given by late dramatist Crazy Mohan. The play was directed by Y Gee Mahendra.
Charukesi revolves around the life of a musician suffering from Alzheimer's. The play will be produced as a film by Sri Agraharam Rajalakshmi Production. National award-winning director Vasanth S Sai will pen the screenplay and be the creative director. Y Gee Mahendra is playing the lead role, besides directing the film. Details about other actors and crew are yet to be announced.