Veteran artist Sathyaraj, who was seen in diverse roles demonstrating his histrionics, was last featured in NOTA which had Vijay Devarakonda as the lead. The film was a box office dud and Devarakonda was not too happy with his Kollywood debut. But, he took to Twitter to say that he was proud of the film and he takes responsibility for its debacle.
After NOTA, Sathyaraj has signed his next film Theerpugal Virkapadalam under the direction of newcomer Dheran who comes from an advertising background. The film is bankrolled by Sajeev Meerasahib for his banner, Honey Bee Creations.
Theerpugal Virkapadalam will have cinematography by Anji of PSV Garuda Vega and Pokkiri Raja fame, music by Yamirkua Bayamaey's Prasad SN, and editing by Sarath, the assistant of editor Ruben.
Sathyaraj plays a gynecologist in the film and it will be the first time in his lengthy career that he plays a role like this. Talks are on to firm up the female lead.
As regards to the theme of the film, our sources say, “The story is based on a true event that shook the nation. It will handle the issue in a fictional manner and give a solution to it. The title is controversial as it taunts the judiciary but the director was keen to have this as this is apt for the storyline. He got the title after crossing many hurdles.”
Apparently, there are many important actions sequences and each of it will be shot with a certain smartness keeping Sathyaraj’s age in the mind. The project will go on floors from March and the unit has plans to shoot in live locations in and around Chennai.