Red Giant acquires Madharasapattinam

After Kuruvi, Aadhavan and the recent Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa, Kollywood's prominent production and distribution house Red Giant Movies�has acquired the release rights of Arya's forthcoming�Madharasapattinam (also spelt as Madrasapattinam, Madhrasapattinam).

The film is the revolutionary love story of a Madrasi boy and a British girl set in the pre-Independence era. Vijay, who directed Kireedam (Ajith) and Poi Solla Porom, has wielded the megaphone for this beautiful love story produced by Kalpathi Agoram. Nirav Shah is the cinematographer.�

“The film is set in the Madras of the 40s and takes place in Washermanpet. It’s a story of a dhobi who also happens to be a wrestling champ. It has brilliantly portrayed how Chennai was when it was Madharasapattinam. I loved the way Vijay narrated the story. Clichéd as it may sound, no one has ever attempted a movie like this. It’s been a long time since an authentic period film was made. Vijay has also roped in foreign actors to give the British feel, including Amy Jackson, a Miss World Teen, to play my love interest,” the film's hero Arya revealed.