NDTV Imagine Film Company forays into movie production in the South. The company has allied with Wide Angle Creations, to produce a Tamil action thriller titled ‘Madhurai Sambhavam’. The movie will star actors Harikumar, Anuya Bhagwat and Karthika in the lead and is scheduled to go on floors from December, 2008.
The action thriller is being shot in the city of Madhurai and depicts the distinct flavor of the region. Other cast in the movie includes Mr. Radha Ravi, Raj Kapoor, Kadhal Dhandapani, Ilavarasu, Santhana Barathi, Balu Anand, and Thimiru Mayi among others. The director Mr. Youreka has also written the story, screenplay, dialogues and lyrics of the movie. The Cinematography is by Mr. Sugumar, the music by John Peter, stunts by Annal Arasu, choreography by Sudhakar Vasanth and art direction by Kamal.
Says Sameer Nair, Director NDTV Imagine Film Company, “Film making is a collaborative effort, we are extremely happy to have partnered with Wide Angle Creations to mark our foray in the Tamil Film Industry. The team at Wide Angle Creations has created some very good and award winning films in the past, and we are looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship”.
Mr. George Pius from Wide Angle Creations said, “The Tamil film industry is seeing an increased level of participation from corporates who bring with them a much broader platform via which our movies are presented. In NDTV Imagine we saw a likeminded partner who not only understood the sensibilities but is equally passionate about cinema. As we get into action with ‘Madhurai Sambhavam’ we have simultaneously started nurturing high concept entertainers with NDTV Imagine. We could hope to see an interesting bouquet of movies rolling out in time to come”
The Partners of Wide Angle Creations are Mr. Suresh Balaje and Mr George Pius. Mr Suresh Balaje is the son of popular actor K. Balaje and is also the producer of the film Kaala Paani which won six state awards. He has produced several films in Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi and has also produced several commercial films for renowned companies. Mr. George Pius has produced films like Phir Milenge, Chupke Chupke and Malamaal weekly to name a few apart from the numerous commercials and tele-serials. Mr Raj Narayanan and Mano Akkineni are the other team members of Wide Angle Creations.
Apart from this film NDTV Imagine Film Company is partnering with directors & film-makers of national repute, as well as up & coming talent. With over 30 projects in varying stages of development, the film company plans to produce and release 6-8 films in one year.