Actor Ajith Kumar was last seen on screens in the mass action drama Valimai which hit the theaters under the direction of H. Vinoth with actress Huma Qureshi as the female lead. Though the entertainer opened to negative reviews, it kept the box office rolling as usual. It is a known fact that actor Ajith Kumar and director H. Vinoth have once again teamed up for the third time for their upcoming venture titled Thunivu after the success of Nerkonda Paarvai and Valimai. Malayalam actress Manju Warrier has essayed the female lead role in the flick. The project which went on floors some time ago with a small pooja ceremony, is now being wrapped, and the post production works are happening in full swing.
Recently, as part of promotion for the film, director H. Vinoth sat down for an interview with a leading media house in the state. Talking about how Thunivu began the director says, “When we were doing Valimai I narrated a one-line of a small budget film that I had in mind to Ajith sir. He got excited and asked if he could be a part of it. I was thrilled. I know if it’s going to be him, we need to scale up a bit and get it grandiose. I did it.” On answering whether he could reveal the one-line, he said, “That’s literally the film. So, I can’t tell you that right now. All I can say is that the story of the flick is about money. It is a commodity that occupies a great significance in our life. But a large majority of us do not even know how currency operates.”
Addressing rumors about the movie being a heist drama, he said, “We had erected a set of a bank for the movie. I think that led to such speculations. But Thunivu is sort of a multi-genre flick. To put it short, it is a game of crooks. That is all I can say. I do not want to get the audience building their own plot about the film in their minds. Because it creates misleading expectations on the project. I just want the audience to go blank with just the trailer of the entertainer in their mind, and not the things that are written on social platforms about the movie.”
Apart from actors Ajith Kumar and Manju Warrier, Thunivu has actors Samuthirakani, Veera, G M Sundar, John Kokken, Mamathi Chari, Prem Kumar, Mahanadi Shankar, Nayana Sai, Amir, Ciby Chandran, and Ajay in various other supporting roles. Music director Ghibran has composed the music for the drama. Musician Anirudh Ravichander has crooned a number for the film. Cinematographer Nirav Shah has been behind the camera for the drama. The editing department has been handed over to editor Vijay Velukutty. Stunt coordinator Dhilip Subbarayan has choreographed the action blocks for the flick. The project is funded by Boney Kapoor under his production company Bayview Project LLP along with Zee Studios.
On the work front, actor Ajith Kumar who has just completed Thunivu will soon join the sets of story teller Vignesh Shivan for their upcoming untitled project. On the other hand, actress Manju Warrier who was last seen on screens in Tamil in Asuran is currently busy shooting for her Hindi project christened Amriki Pandit directed by Kalpesh Garg in which she will be sharing the screen space with actor Madhavan. Following which she will shoot for 9 MM under director Dhinil Babu in which she will be collaborating with actor Sunny Wayne. Apart from these ventures, the actress has a couple of Malayalam flicks Vellari Pattanam helmed by Mahesh Vettiyar in which she has co starred with actor Soubin Shahir, and Ayisha filmed by Aamir Pallikkal in which she will be seen alongside actor Ram Bruise in various stages of post-production getting fine tuned for release.