A project that has had Tamil cinema excited for quite some time, filmmaker Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi's next has now been officially announced. The upcoming film starring Jayam Ravi and Nithya Menen in the lead roles has been revealed to be titled Kadhalikka Neramillai and will feature music composed by Academy Award winner A. R. Rahman. The talk around Kadhalikka Neramillai began doing the rounds earlier this year and is Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi's next big project after the ZEE5 web series, Paper Rocket (2022).
Kadhalikka Neramillai, which marks Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi's next big directorial after her filmmaking debut Vanakkam Chennai (2013) and Kaali (2018), is touted to be a romantic drama and will see Jayam Ravi and Nithya Menen share screen space with Yogi Babu, Vinay Rai, Lal, John Kokken, TJ Bhanu, Lakshmy Ramakrishnan, Vinodhini Vaidynathan, and singer Mano, who will be seen in pivotal roles. The film's technical team boasts of several talented names starting with Jigarthanda cinematographer Gavemic Ary, editor Kishore of Aval fame, costume designer Kavitha, choreographers Shobi master, Sandy master, and Leelavathi, and publicity designer Gopi Prasannaa.
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There is quite a lot of anticipation for Kadhalikka Neramillai, which was initially referred to as JR 33, as it is one among the several high-profile projects for Jayam Ravi, who also has in his lineup films Brother, Siren, Genie, and Thug Life alongside 'Ulaganayagan' Kamal Haasan. Likewise, Nithya Menen, who became the darling of the masses across Tamil Nadu after her role in Dhanush's Thiruchitrambalam last year, is another big USP of the film, which is expected to open in cinemas in 2024. Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi will be looking to come out firing on all cylinders with her Kadhalikka Neramillai considering her Paper Rocket web series garnered a positive response.
Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi's Kadhalikka Neramillai created instant excitement after it was revealed that A. R. Rahman is composing the songs and the background score, and fans will be looking forward to the 'Oscar Nayagan' coming out with chart-topping hits once again. Interestingly, the team has opted for the title of the film to be from the yesteryear romantic comedy blockbuster, Kadhalikka Neramillai (1964), which starred Tamil cinema stalwarts Balaiah, Muthuraman, Nagesh, Rajasree, Sachu, Ravichandran and Kanchana, and went on to become a blockbuster, while garnering a cult classic status.