All set to make history, Sundar C’s next directorial venture ‘Sangamithra’ starring Jayam Ravi and Arya as warriors and Shruti Haasan essaying the title character of a strong and stunning warrior princess, set in the 8th century AD – will be formally announced at the Opening Night of this year’s Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2017.
Present and walking the red carpet on the Cannes opening night, alongside director Sundar C, will be his leading cast Shruti, Jayam and Arya along with the producers Narayanan Ramasamy and Hema Rukmani from Thenandal Studios and production designer Sabu Cyril post his Bahubali stint.
The film is already become highly anticipated with the talks going on around the large scale mounting it has. This is touted to be one of the most challenging films for all three leading stars. And with leading lady Shruti undergoing intense physical and combat training for the same, the excitement is of course of another level.
Produced by Thenandal Studios started by Late Mr Ramnarayanan in 1976, this will be Thenandal’s biggest film to date
Talking about her debut at Cannes with ‘Sangamithra’, actress Shruti said:
“I’m so happy to be taking our film Sangamithra to an international audience via such a prestigious platform like the Cannes Film Festival. We know that this is a story which will find a great connect with national and international viewers and we are so happy to have them as part of our journey right from the beginning.”
Talking about his enthusiasm for his next magnum opus being showcased at Cannes director Sundar C said:
“It’s an honour to be unveiling Sangamithra at the prestigious Cannes film festival with my producers Thenandal Studios and my entire cast – Ravi, Arya and Shruti. I am very happy that Sabu (Cyril) sir will also be joining us. This is the most challenging and special project in my career.”
Producer Narayan Ramaswamy, Chairman and MD, Thenandal Studios said:
“This is a very prestigious project for us. It is exciting to make a period film dedicated to Tamil the oldest language in the world. We are proud to reveal the title of Sangamithra in the 70th Cannes film festival. The movie will be made in 2 parts”.
Sharing his excitement about going to Cannes and being part of Sangamithra, actor Arya said:
“Cannes Film Festival is one of the most prestigious international festivals in the world. I am excited about the unveiling of Sangamithra at the festival. It’s going to be a very special moment for all of us. In fact the entire project is a very special & challenging one. I thank Thenandal studios and Sundar sir for this fabulous opportunity”.
Speaking further about taking Sangamithra to Cannes, actor Jayam Ravi said:
“I am very happy that our film is getting unveiled at the prestigious Cannes film festival. It’s a very special project and we all are looking forward to it. This is going to be a challenging journey! I thank Thenandal studios and Sundar sir for this superb project and opportunity”.