It's official - Sivakarthikeyan and A. R. Murugadoss are joining hands for a new film. The big announcement of SK 23 has come on the special occasion of the blockbuster filmmaker's birthday on Monday, September 25, with the leading Tamil actor-producer also expressing his joy for his next big collaboration by posting pictures of their recent meeting. Taking to X, Sivakarthikeyan posted, "Dear @ARMurugadoss sir, Wishing you a very happy birthday sir 😊👍Sir I’m extremely delighted to join with you for my 23rd film and I'm double delighted after listening to your narration. This film is going to be very special for me in all aspects and I can’t wait to start filming 😊 Thank you so much sir and once again happy happy birthday sir ❤️🤗 - Sivakarthikeyan #SKxARM#SK23" (sic)
Dear @ARMurugadoss sir,— Sivakarthikeyan (@Siva_Kartikeyan) September 25, 2023
Wishing you a very happy birthday sir 😊👍
Sir I’m extremely delighted to join with you for my 23rd film and I'm double delighted after listening to your narration. This film is going to be very special for me in all aspects and I can’t wait to start… pic.twitter.com/XiOye1GmuL
The Sivakarthikeyan-A. R. Murugadoss project has been discussed for a while now, with the duo also appearing together earlier this year at the audio release function of August 16 1947, where the duo hinted at their collaboration. SK 23 marks A. R. Murugadoss' big comeback after Darbar (2020) with 'Superstar' Rajinikanth and the hit director behind 'Thalapathy' Vijay-starres Thuppakki (2012), Kaththi (2014), and Sarkar (2018) will be looking to come out firing on all cylinders this time. There has been quite a lot of excitement surrounding the A. R. Murugadoss-Sivakarthikeyan film ever since it was implied that the two big Tamil cinema names would be coming together and it now remains to be seen what they are preparing for audiences up next with their SK 23.
Sivakarthikeyan teaming up with A. R. Murugadoss for SK 23 is also set to be his next big venture after the highly-anticipated big-budget science-fiction film, Ayalaan, directed by Indru Netru Naalai fame R. Ravikumar featuring music by Academy Award winner A. R. Rahman, which is scheduled for a grand Pongal 2024 release. The Maaveeran star is currently also filming the tentatively titled SK 21 being directed by Rangoon fame Rajkumar Periasamy, with a major schedule in Kashmir wrapped up sometime back.