Sashikanth is one of the prominent producers in Tamil cinema who is known for backing strong content driven films. Earlier this year, he produced the mega biggie Jagame Thandhiram which starred Dhanush in the lead role. He also bankrolled three critically acclaimed films - Mandela, Aelay, and Kadaseela Biriyani that won the hearts of the Tamil audience. Sashikanth, who gives focus and priority to strong content oriented movies, has officially kickstarted his next project in Tamil cinema and the official update regarding the same is out.

Sashikanth will be producing a new film titled Thalaikoothal and it will feature Samuthirakani, Kathir (Pariyerum Perumal fame), and Vasundhara in the lead roles. The shooting of the film commenced today (December 22) with a formal pooja and it looks like Thalaikoothal is a film that is set against a rural backdrop. The film is directed by Jayaprakash Radhakrishnan who earlier directed the critically acclaimed drama, Lens, which was released by Vetri Maaran. Lens was a bold film that addressed a sensitive yet important topic and it is going to be interesting to see what the talented filmmaker has in store

 More details regarding the rest of the cast and crew are yet to be known and we will keep you posted. Samuthirakani has of late been a part of several quality projects and let us hope that Thalaikoothal also adds to that list. Thalaikoothal will be Y Not Studios' 21st production venture. Y Not Studios' next release will be 83, the Ranveer Singh starrer which is set to release this Friday, on December 24.

The Tamil dubbed version of 83 will be released in theatres across Tamil Nadu through Y Not Studios in association with Raaj Kamal Films International. Directed by Kabir Khan, 83 features Deepika Padukone, Pankaj Tripathi, and Jiiva in pivotal roles. For now, check out the official announcement on Thalaikoothal, the new film from the makers of Jagame Thandhiram and Mandela here: