Actor Karthi had his last outing in the likes of the epic historical drama Ponniyin Selvan Part 2 which hit the theaters under the direction of Mani Ratnam with actors Vikram, Jayam Ravi, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the lead roles. The entertainer did not enjoy the reception that the first installment of the franchise enjoyed. But had a decent run in the box office. The Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru actor has now put that behind him, and is currently busy shooting for his next flick christened Japan. Actress Anu Emmanuel of Namma Veettu Pillai fame will be seen in the female lead part. Storyteller Raju Murugan of Joker fame is directing the venture. The drama which went on floors with a small pooja ceremony last year is in the final leg of shoot.
Actor Karthi recently celebrated his birthday. Taking to the special occasion, the production unit has released an ‘Introduction Video’ from the flick on social media. Actor Karthi himself has shared the video. Taking to his official twitter account, the actor dropped a poster from the venture along with a link to the Japan intro video, and wrote, “Taking a bow with heartfelt gratitude for all the love from you guys. Japan Intro.’ Here is the tweet made by the actor.
Taking a bow with heartfelt gratitude for all the love from you guys🤗🤗🤗#Japan Intro – https://t.co/2VFLl0zE9S#Sunil @Dir_Rajumurugan @dop_ravivarman @gvprakash @philoedit @prabhu_sr @DreamWarriorpic #JapanMovie #JapanFromDiwali pic.twitter.com/VX7OKXGEYy
— Karthi (@Karthi_Offl) May 25, 2023
One-minute odd introduction video opens to a long shot of a coastal road. Then cuts to a church where a person says to the father, “He is beyond sin and forgiveness. In god’s wonderful creation, he is a hero father.” The scene then cuts to actor Bava Chelladurai in a phone call talking to his boss in a servile manner. After ending the call, he says to a character nearby, “He is not a boss, but a comedian.” Following which we have a character mouthing, “He is not what you think he is. He is a dirty villain.” Then we have a shot where a person asks actor Karthi, “Who are you?” The actor responds, “Japan. But made in India.” The introduction video has gone viral, and has created massive expectations on the movie.
Japan will be a special project for actor Karthi as it happens to be his 25th movie. The production house had earlier released the first look poster of the drama on social media. The first look poster had actor Karthi in a quirky getup which got the audience curious. It is a known fact that director Raju Murugan has a leaning towards cooking up entertainers that explore social issues. But the first look and introduction video of Japan seems contrary to his style of filmmaking. One can be certain something interesting is in the making in Japan. The production house is eyeing to bring the flick to the theaters as a festive release on Diwali this year. Japan will be released in languages Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada.
Apart from actors Karthi, and Anu Emmanuel, the casting division of the venture has Telugu actor Sunil, Bava Chelladurai, Vagai Chandrasekhar, and Vijay Milton in pivotal supporting roles. Music director G. V. Prakash Kumar will be scoring music for the venture. Cinematographer S Ravi Varman has been behind the camera for the flick. Editor Philomin Raj has been brought on board to trim the film. Art director Mahendran is erecting sets for the entertainer. Action director Anl Arasu has been choreographing action blocks for the movie. The project is produced by S R Prabhu along with S R Prakash Babu for the production house Dream Warrior Pictures. Japan will mark the sixth association of actor Karthi and the production company after Saguni, Kashmora, Theeran, Adhigaram Ondru, Kaithi, and Sultan.
On the work front, actor Karthi who was last seen on screens in the epic historical film Ponniyin Selvan Part 2 will soon begin to shoot for the sequel of Kaithi which is set to be directed by filmmaker Lokesh Kanagaraj, and for the sequel of Sardar which will be filmed by director P S Mithran. Apart from these movies, the actor has his long-delayed drama Party helmed by storyteller Venkat Prabhu in the box waiting to see the light of day.