Pongal this year is going to be very special for the Box Office in Tamil Nadu with Ajith‘s Veeram and Vijay–Mohanlal‘s Jilla set for a clash. The last time an Ajith and Vijay film released the same day was for Pongal in 2007 when Vijay’s Pokiri won the clash over Ajith’s Aalwar. Veeram is directed by Siva who has made a few Telugu films (Souryam, Sankam, Daruvu) and also the hit Siruthai in Tamil. Written by Bharathan (dialogues) and Boopathi Raja (story), Veeram sees Ajith in an out an out semi rural entertainer, something he hasn’t done in a really long time. Apparently similar to the Malayalam movie Valyettan (2000) featuring Mammootty in the lead and directed by Shaji Kailas, Veeram sees Ajith playing a good samaritan and the eldest of 5 brothers.
The rest of the star cast includes Tamannaah, Santhanam, Vidharth, Bala, Thambi Ramaiya, Nassar, Pradeep Rawat etc.Veeram is produced by Bharathi Reddy of Vijaya Productions and has music by Devi Sri Prasad while Vetri is the DOP and M.Kasi Viswanathan is the editor. Veeram is due for release on 10th January. Let us see if this film manages to repeat the success of Arrambam for Ajith.
Check out the trailer now.
Wishing all of you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year.