Right from the moment of its announcement, director Selvaraghavan and actor Suriya teaming up for a project has left many ecstatic.

Tentatively titled Suriya 36, the film has Suriya playing the male lead with Yuvan Shankar Raja scoring the music under the Dream Warrior Pictures banner.

Actor Sai Pallavi, who rose to fame in the Malayalam film Premam has been cast as the female lead.

Rakul Preet Singh after her notable performances in Spyder and Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru last year is also part of the cast for a vital role.

In the midst of this, Telugu actor Jagapathi Babu, who was seen as the prime antagonist in last year’s Vijay starrer Bairavaa is said to have been approached to play the villain in Suriya 36. It is said the makers are pinning their hopes strongly on getting him on board the film since he will no doubt be a worthy addition.

Meanwhile, the Suriya 36 team is said to have completed a short schedule in Chennai and is now planning to head to Thanjavur for the next phase of filming.