Six-time National Award-winning director Mani Ratnam’s next production venture titled Vaanam Kottatum under his Madras Talkies banner has been directed by Padaiveeran fame director Dhana Sekaran. Popular singer Sid Sriram is debuting as a composer in the upcoming film, which has a huge star cast among whom are Vikram Prabhu, Madonna Sebastian, Aishwarya Rajesh and Shanthanu Bhagyaraj in the lead roles followed by Sarathkumar, Radhika Sarathkumar, Nandaa and Amitash Pradhan in supporting roles. With production wrapped a while back, Madras Talkies has now released the Vaanam Kottatum title font, which can be seen below:

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Vaanam Kottatum, which has story, screenplay and dialogues penned by Mani Ratnam, is also the first time in nearly 17 years the ace director is producing a Tamil venture he isn't directing himself. The last time he produced a film which he didn't direct was the 2002 hit, Five Star, under director Susi Ganesan with Prasanna and Kaniha in the lead roles. The reputed directed had also last produced the Hindi version of his O Kadhal Kanmani, titled OK Jaanu, in 2017. As for Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan, the upcoming magnum opus has ‘Chiyaan’ Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Parthiban and Jayaram confirmed in starring roles with the screenplay currently being co-written by actor and writer, Elango Kumaravel, who previously adapted numerous historical novels as stage plays. Production on Ponniyin Selvan, an adaptation of Tamil writer Kalki Krishnamuthy’s epic under the same title is expected to kick-off from December 12 in Thailand for a period of nearly 40 days.

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