Dhanush, who made his directorial debut with the heart-warming coming-of-age drama Power Paandi starring Raj Kiran, Revathy, Prasanna and Chaya Singh in the lead roles, is all set to wield the megaphone again. Thenandal Studios Limited, who bankrolled the blockbuster Vijay – Atlee’s Mersal, will produce the yet-untitled project.
The film is expected to go on floors from July 2018 after Dhanush completes shooting Maari 2, a sequel to Maari, directed by Balaji Mohan. According to reliable sources, Dhanush has written a story based on the pre-independence era, and the movie is said to be a period drama.
Dhanush is currently busy shooting for director Gautham Menon’s Enai Nokki Paayum Thota, which is jointly produced by Ondraga Entertainment and Madan’s Escape Artists Motion Pictures. The team is on the verge of completing the film, which is gearing up for a Valentine’s Day weekend release in February. After completing ENPT, Dhanush will resume the shooting of gangster drama Vada Chennai, which is being made as a trilogy and is directed by national award-winning filmmaker Vetrimaaran.
In Enai Nokki Paayum Thota, Dhanush is paired opposite Megha Akash of Oru Pakka Kathai fame. Darbuka Siva has composed the music for the project, which has Raja Thandhiram producer Senthil Veerasamy playing the villain role. 2018 will also mark the Hollywood debut of Dhanush with his The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir directed by Ken Scott in the post-production stage. Oscar-nominated actress Berenice Bejo is playing an essential role in the film.