Arivazhagan returns to the horror genre with Sabdham
The most prominent component of Eeram was its titular element, water. Similarly, Arivazhagan says that the most important element of Sabdham would be sound. "Most of the film will be based on sound,"
We had earlier reported that director Arivazhagan has joined hands once again with actor Aadhi Pinisetty for the horror film Sabdham. The makers announced that comedian Redin Kingsley has also joined the film's cast. Sabdham marks Arivazhagan's reunion with Aadhi after 14 years. The two previously worked together in Eeram (2009), which was also a horror film.
Opening up about the idea behind Sabdham and much more, Arivazhagan says, "Although Sabdham is also a horror film, it will be completely different from my previous horror work, Eeram. Sabdham will have all the scary and terrifying elements of a horror film, unlike Eeram, which was driven heavily by emotions and sentiment."
The most prominent component of Eeram was its titular element, water. Similarly, Arivazhagan says that the most important element of Sabdham would be sound. "Most of the film will be based on sound," he added.
The first schedule of the film's production has already been wrapped, and the makers are heading towards the second schedule. "We previously shot some sequences in Munnar, Kerala. We are planning to shoot in Mumbai for our next schedule. We expect to wrap up production by mid-May," he shares.
Apart from Aadhi, Lakshmi Menon will be playing the female lead in Sabdham. While the details about the role of Aadhi and Lakshmi Menon are still kept under wraps, Arivazhagan shares that Redin Kingsley plays an important role in the film. "There will be comic portions in the film, portrayed by Redin Kingsley. I have written the humourous portions in my own style, without affecting the comical style of the actor." Details about the rest of the cast members are yet to be revealed.
It is to be noted that Arivazhagan is also making his debut as a producer with Sabdham. He will be producing the film under his banner Aalpha Frames, along with 7G Films.
The technical crew of Sabdham consists of S Thaman scoring the music, Arun Bathmanaban handling the cinematography, and VJ Sabu handling the editing. Arivazhagan has already worked with Thaman on his previous films including Eeram, Vallinam and Aarathu Sinam.
Arivazhagan says Sabdham is expected to release in June or July 2023. Meanwhile, another film by the director, Borrder is yet to be released. The release of the Arun Vijay-starrer has been postponed several times so far. While he is not sure of a definitive release date, he expects the film will hit theatres this month