The science fiction genre holds very high promise to offer unique viewing content for audiences and though quite a few movies have dabbled in this genre, there are very few that have dealt with the concept of aliens. The Koi Mil Gaya franchise was well received in Bollywood but there haven't been any similar alien movies from down South of India. As early as 56 years ago, there was an MGR movie titled Kalai Arasi, which is touted to be the first ever alien-based movie in Tamil. In recent times, we know that Sivakarthikeyan is working on one such movie with director Ravikumar. Now, we have a new alien movie which is releasing very soon. This project, titled Ellaam Mela Irukuravan Paathuppan, stars Aari of Nedunchalai fame.
Produced by A Mohammed Abubacker for Rowther Films, Ellaam Mela Irukuravan Paathuppan is an alien based movie directed by debutante U Kaviraj and also has Shaashvi Bala, Mottai Rajendiran and Bagavathy Perumal as part of the cast. This movie, having music by Karthick Aachirya, will deal with space, aliens and spaceships. Talking about this movie, actor Aari said, "This is a commercial science fiction space film. We don't generally venture into this genre as the audiences can watch similar movies from Hollywood, for the same ticket price. While those films are made on whopping budgets, not all of our movies have similar budgets." This movie's teaser was released recently and has very rich CG work in it.
Sivakarthikeyan's upcoming movie, going by the working title SK 14, directed by Ravikumar of Indru Netru Naalai (also a sci-fi movie) fame, has music by AR Rahman and is said to involve aliens in the script's core and is produced by RD Raja's 24 AM Studios! The plot of MGR's Kalai Arasi revolved around how aliens abduct an earthling to teach their kind music and dance and how MGR goes in pursuit of her to their planet! It looks like this upcoming movie sure would be interesting!