Actor Dhanush had his last outing in the period action drama Vaathi which hit the screens under the direction of story teller Venky Atluri with actress Samyuktha in the female lead role. The entertainer opened to mixed reviews from the audience and critics alike. Despite that, it managed to enjoy a decent commercial success. The Devathaiyai Kanden actor is basking in the success of the film, and is currently busy shooting for his next project titled Captain Miller. Actress Priyanka Mohan of Doctor fame will be portraying the female lead part in the drama. Director Arun Matheswaran who fell in the attention of Tamil cinema audience with his spectacular filmmaking style in Rocky, and Saani Kaayidham is directing the movie. The project which went on floors last year in Tirunelveli is being shot in the forest regions of Tenkasi district presently.
Now, we have news that the makers of Captain Miller are eyeing to bring the film to the theaters for Diwali this year. Currently, they are working on booking the slot. An official announcement regarding the same is expected to be made soon. The shooting for the venture is likely to be wrapped in two or three months. The production unit has plans to launch the drama as a pan Indian project in multiple languages including Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi. Captain Miller is touted to be a fast-paced action movie. It is said that the story of Captain Miller is set at the backdrop of the pre-independence epoch in the Madras Presidency between 1930 – 1940.
Earlier speaking about Captain Miller to a leading media house, director Arun Matheswaran said, “Dhanush plays the titular role. But he will also be addressed with two other names. He has three different looks in the entertainer. I am sure his fans will love watching him in Captain Miller. The central character of Captain Miller was shaped with an intention to make a high-octane action drama. The story was not written for a specific actor. But I felt that actor Dhanush would be perfect to portray the role. Personally, I like how he balances between being a popular star and a terrific performer. Captain Miller explores a life journey of over 15 years of its central character. There are a wide range of emotions and the transition part of a person’s life to be portrayed convincingly. I felt Dhanush would be able to do it perfectly.”
Apart from actors Dhanush, and Priyanka Mohan, the casting division of Captain Miller has actors Sundeep Kishan, John Kokken, Nivedhithaa Sathish, and Moor essaying various other supporting parts. Music director G. V. Prakash Kumar has been roped in to handle musical instruments for the film. Cinematographer Shreyas Krishna of Rocky fame has been behind camera for the flick. The editing department of the movie has been handed over to editor Nagooran. The film is produced by T. G. Thyagarajan for production company Sathya Jyothi Films.
On the work front, actor Dhanush who was last seen on screens in the period action movie Vaathi is currently busy shooting for his next project that is tentatively titled D 46 under the direction of story teller Sekhar Kammula. On the other hand, actor Sundeep Kishan who had his last outing in Tamil cinema in the neo noir action thriller flick Michael is currently busy shooting for his next Telugu project christened Ooru Peru Bhairavakona directed by storyteller V. I. Anand in which he will be seen alongside actresses Kavya Thapar and Varsha Bollamma. Apart from this venture, the actor has Naragasooran crafted by director Karthick Naren in which he has shared screen space with actors Aravind Swamy, Shriya Saran, and Aathmika in the box waiting to see the light of day.