Actor Ashwin Kakumanu was last seen on screens in a supporting role in the epic historical drama Ponniyin Selvan I which hit the screens under the direction of story teller Mani Ratnam with an ensemble cast. The project which got released in more than 1000 screens worldwide, ended up amassing a whooping 500 crores collection. The zero actor who is basking in the success of the flick is now getting ready for the release of his upcoming movie christened Pizza 3: The Mummy. Director Mohan Govind has written and directed the drama. He has also essayed a supporting role in the film. The project went on floors a long while back, and was planned to be released in march of 2021. Unfortunately, owing to the covid restrictions the venture got pushed. But finally, it is ready for release.
Now, the production house has shared the release date of the entertainer on social media along with a promo video. Pizza 3: The Mummy is all set to hit the theaters on 12th of May this year. Taking to their official twitter account, the production house dropped a couple of posters from the drama, and wrote, “Discover the world of Pizza Franchise. Pizza 3: The Mummy in cinemas May 12 in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi. Here’s the franchise promo. A Thirukumaran Entertainment C V Kumar production.” Here is the tweet made by the production unit.
Discover the world of #PizzaFranchise. #Pizza3TheMummy in cinemas May 12 in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, and Kannada.
Here's the franchise promo ☄️ https://t.co/5vphV6BPgb
A #ThirukumaranEntertainment #CVKumar Production#Pizza3FromMay12 pic.twitter.com/nKcPT2FEmi
— Thirukumaran Entertainment (@ThirukumaranEnt) March 24, 2023
In the poster shared by the banner house, the actor is seen standing inside a dilapidated building in the dark holding a torch light with a shocking expression. The promo video opens with a clipping from the first part, then cuts to a scene from the second, and ends with a shot from the third. The trailer of the entertainer is expected to be released by the end of this month. The venture is extensively shot in and around the localities of Chennai. Pizza 3: The Mummy will be the third installment of the Pizza franchise. The first part of the franchise was helmed by director Karthik Subbaraj with actors Vijay Sethupathi and Remya Nambeesan as lead actors. It enjoyed a great reception among the audience. The second part of the franchise Pizza II: Villa had actors Ashok Selvan and Sanchita Shetty in the lead roles with director Deepan Chakravarthy helming the movie. Unfortunately, the second installment did not replicate the success of the first.
Apart from actor Ashwin Kakumanu, Pizza 3: The Mummy has actress Pavithra Marimuthu of Dairy fame playing the female lead role. The casting division of the drama has actors Kaali Venkat, Gaurav Narayanan, Raveena Daha, Akilan Pushparaj, Subiksha, Yogi, Anupama Kumar, Abi Nakshatra, Abhishek Shankar, and Mohamed Kuraishi in various other supporting roles. Music director Arun Raj has handled musical instruments for the movie. Cinematographer Prabhu Ragavan has been behind camera for the flick. Editor Ignaitious Aswin has been brought on board to edit the film. Art director SK has designed the background for the drama. Action director Rugger Ram has choreographed action blocks for the project. The entertainer is bankrolled by C V Kumar under the banner house Thirukumaran Entertainment along with Aneesh Dev for the production company Wamindia.
On the work front, actor Ashwin Kakumanu who was last seen on screens in Ponniyin Selvan I is gearing up for the release of the second installment of the franchise which is slated to hit the screens on 28th of April. Apart from this flick, the actor has Idhu Vedhalam Sollum Kathai directed by storyteller R Rathindran Prasad in which he will be seen alongside actress Aishwarya Rajesh, and Thollaikatchi helmed by director M Sadiq Khan in which he has shared screen space with actress Janani in various stages of post production getting fine tuned for release.