Mani Ratnam is one of the very few directors who is respected by the audience as well as film celebrities irrespective of the result of his film. His films always generate curiosity. There are several reports regarding the cast of his next film but the official announcement has been out a few hours ago.
Mani Ratnam film's PRO Nikhil Murugan has issued a press note regarding the film's cast and crew. He tweeted that "#ManiRatnam's official Announcement @thearvindswami #str #vijaysethupathy #fahadhfaasil #jothika @aishu_dil @MadrasTalkies". This untitled film is the 17th film under Madras Talkies production. Simbu, Vijay Sethupathi, Arvind Wami, Fahadh Fassil, Jyothika and Aishwarya are the lead actors in the film. Santosh Sivan will be handling cinematography and AR Rahman is the music composer as usual. It seems Nani missed the chance once again. The movie shoot will commence from the January 2018.
Mani Ratnam's last film 'Cheliya'(Kaatru Veliyidai in Tamil) severely disappointed the audience and the movie turned out to be a disaster at the box office. It is interesting to see whether Mani sir will bounce back with this multi-starrer or not.