Mirchi Shiva who is quite popular for his witty sense in the tinsel town was last seen on screens in the comedy spoof entertainer Tamizh Padam 2 which made its way to the theaters under the directorial of film maker C. S. Amudhan starring Sathish, Disha Pandey, and Iswarya Menon did not fare at the box office as expected. But almost every scene in the entertainer acted as the source for many memes used to troll leading politicians in the state. The actor is currently gearing up for the release of the multi starrer Venkat Prabhu directorial Party which is promoted as a Venkat Prabhu hangover.
Now, we have interesting news on the actor’s next movie. The actor was busy shooting for his untitled venture under the directorial of story teller S. P. Hosimen of February 14 fame. Now, we have reports that the comedy drama has been titled as Sumo. The movie was predominantly shot in Japan. The team recently returned to Tamil Nadu and is currently shooting few portions in the popular AVM Studios. Seems like actor Shiva has also joined the sports film season of Kollywood. Recently, a picture from the flick went viral on social media which had a sumo wrestler dressed up typically in a Brahmin attire seen doing the Vaanakam gesture along with actors Shiva and Priya Anand, which was very hilarious.
Interestingly, actor Shiva has scripted the story and has penned the dialogues for the flick. Speaking about the movie, he says, “I am playing a similar role to that I have played in my entire career. People know me well and I know what they expect of me. So I will be seen in the role of a jovial Chennai based surfing instructor. Of course actress Priya Anand plays my love interest. And we have this peculiar character in the form of a sumo wrestler who comes in to our life with his back-story which puts us in trouble and the twist that he brings along with him will be loved by the audience. I am confident that the entertainer will be a laugh riot.” In his own jovial way the actor said, “When a veteran like Rajiv Menon comes on board to crank the camera, you should just imagine the quality of the content.” Speaking about it, ace lensman Rajiv Menon said, “I was always curious and passionate to shoot sumo wrestling. Just the free opportunity to go to Japan and shoot sumo wrestling was more than enough to seduce me.”
Apart from actors Shiva and Priya Anand, current comedy sensation Yogi Babu and VTV Ganesh are set to essay important roles in the project. Sumo wrestler Yoshinori Tashiro has also played a crucial role in the flick. The music for the venture is composed by Nivas K Prasanna. The motion picture is funded by Ishakri K Ganesh under the banner Vels Film International. The film is expected to hit the screens in the month of October.