Banner: PVP Cinema
Starring: Vikram,Deeksha Seth,K. Vishwanath,Mithra Kurian
Music Director: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Producer: Prasad V. Potluri
Release Date: 23rd Dec, 11
Rajapattai is an upcoming Tamil-language action film directed by Suseenthiran based on a story by Seenu Vasan. Featuring Vikram and Deeksha Seth in the lead roles and music composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, the film is being produced by Prasad V. Potluri's newly-launched PVP Cinema on a budget of 39 crores. The story revolves around the issue ofland grabbing and how the protagonist becomes involved in it. Rajapattai is currently in its production stage and scheduled for a release on 23 December 2011, coninciding with the Christmas festival. The film is also planned to be dubbed and released in Telugu.
Reports suggested that the film would depict the relationship between a grandfather, played by K. Vishwanath and his grandson played by Vikram. Furthermore, the film was supposed to feature Vikram in dual roles as father and son, however the news was denied by sources, which confirmed that Vikram was to essay dual roles initially, but since the script had been reworked, he would play only one character. Vikram was revealed to play a gym instructor who aspires to become a noted stunt double in the film industry,with the makers adding that his character had negative shades.In March 2011, Deeksha Seth confirmed her presence in the film,citing that she would portray the leading female role of an IT professional. For a parallel lead female role, Amala Paul was signed on, but was forced to pull out due to schedule problems. Mithra Kurian was then signed on for the film for her second big Tamil venture after Kaavalan,after discussions with Abhinaya were unsuccessful.Pradeep Rawat, best known for his performance in Ghajini, was selected to play the main antagonist in the film.Actresses Shriya Saran and Reemma Sen, who had both worked together with Vikram earlier, were roped in to perform an item number together,after attempts to sign Hansika Motwani, who was reportedly offered 1.2 crores for the role, had failed.National Film Award-winner Thambi Ramaiah as well as cinematographer-turned-actor Aruldass, who had also essayed a pivotal role in the director's Naan Mahaan Alla, were roped in for other supporting roles. Suseenthiran also confirmed that he would rejoin with the Naan Mahaan Alla crew, with Yuvan Shankar Raja, R. Madhi and Mu. Kasi Viswanathan taking care of the music, cinematography and editing, respectively.