Director Sundar C, has officially launched his dream project “Sanghamithra”, the Tamil historical period drama at the ongoing prestigious Cannes Film Festival. They launched the film at the 70th season of Cannes Film festival, becoming the first Tamil film to get the honors. Shruthi Hassan is playing the lead for the film which also has Jayam Ravi and Arya the main characters. Oscar Winner A.R.Rahman has been roped in to compose music for this historical movie.
Sundar, who has been working on the film for three years, describes Sanghamithra as a ‘fantasy’ inspired by Tamil history and set in the eighth century AD. “Sanghamithra will be grandly entertaining. This is the film that I have always been aspiring to make. I’ve had the Sanghamithra idea with me for a decade now. I was waiting for the right kind of budget and the necessary technology to come my way. The time is now ripe. I wanted to be sure that I’d be able to do full justice to the magnitude of the tale before embarking upon making it,” he says. He also says he wants to make the film beyond the recent blockbuster, S.S.Rajamouli’s directorial Bahubali. Currently getting trained in sword fighting for the film, Shruthi Hassan said, “I was so glad to have this opportunity to learn a new physical art form. After having martial arts as part of my life early on, sword fighting was a whole new experience which was physically and mentally engaging and exhilarating.”
Tipped to be made in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi,“Sanghamithra” is the first instalment of the two-part magnum opus by Sundar C to be produced under Sri Thenandal Studio’s banner with a humongous budget of Rs.250 crores. Sundar C is famous for making films like Rajinikanth’s ‘Arunachalam’, Kamal Hassan’s ‘Sathyame Sivam’ and Hansika’s ‘Chandrakala’.