The launch of UTV Motion Pictures, Mugamoodi was announced in a grand manner after a puja, by the producers and crew at the shooting spot in Santhome this morning.
The cast and crew was announced by G Dhananjayan, producer of the film. The film is the next offering of director Mysskin and stars Jiiva who plays a superhero.
The film is also the debut venture of Ms India Universe runner up 2010, Pooja Hegde from Mumbai.
The negative element is played by Narain, who was last seen in Thambikottai.
Mugamoodi is about a man who turns into a superhero after some incidents in his life. How he uses his powers for society forms the story, which has stalwarts like Nasser and Selva also in the cast. Prakash Raj may also join the cast soon.
The music is by K, who debuted with Yuddam Sei and Dilip Subrayan handles the stunts.
The film has a very large kung fu content which is handled by Shekar Master. “Mugamoodi is the first real superhero subject and cannot be compared to others in this genre made before in the country,” said Mysskin, answering a query comparing it to Krish in Hindi. “Its about martial arts and superheros .”
Dhananjayan assured the media that the script is an original one and different from anything else seen before. “In fact we have already planned sequels for it,” he added.
Jiiva disclosed that he was happy playing the first real superhero in Tamil while Pooja Hegde was happy to be debuting in Tamil despite offers from Bollywood and Tollywood.
The shoot for the day consisted of a kung fu competition being shot with real kung fu students and not film extras. The lead cast had taken extensive kung fu training for the film. The film starts rolling from today and will be completed in one straight schedule.