Sangamithra is a trilingual magnum opus to be directed by Sundar C and starring Jayam Ravi, Arya and Shruti Haasan in the lead roles. The first look posters of this period drama were unveiled at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival by the cast and crew of the film.
The film which will be released in two parts in three languages Tamil, Telugu and Hindi is being produced and distributed by Sri Thenandal Films.
Shruti Haasan will be seen portraying the titular role and is undergoing intensive physical training in physical combat and sword fighting, for her part as the warrior. Jayam Ravi and Arya will be the chief male protagonists. Oscar and Grammy award winning composer, A.R. Rehman has come on board for the music of this epic film, which is touted to be one of the most costliest films made in India. Sabu Cyril of Baahubali fame has been roped in for the production design of Sangamithra.
The makers of the film released a statement to give a synopsis of Sangamithra which reveals that the film will be set in the 8th century AD telling the tale of the trials and tribulations of Sangamithra. “It is a story about many kingdoms, many equations, many relationships – told in an ambitious, larger than life, visually extravagant manner. Sangamithra is aimed at being the crown jewel of Tamil films,” read the statement. The filmmakers dedicate this film as an ode to one of the oldest languages in the world.
The film, though is a piece of fiction, will explore hidden chapters in India’s ancient history, in a beautiful visual manner, to be told in two parts.
The cast and crew of the film are expected to return from Cannes and get back to their pre- production tasks, as the film is all set to go on the floors by August 2017.