Suriya, director Lingusamy and cameraman Santosh Sivan is teaming for an action adventure film produced by Thirrupathy Brothers. For the first time in the world, cinematographer Santosh Sivan is going to use 'Red Dragon Digital' camera for the film.
According to a press release from Thirrupathy Brothers – “The test shoot of Suriya-Lingusamy's untitled project happened at Prasad Studio. It was attended by the most fascinating engineers of 'Red Camera' and 'Angenieux Lens'. Following this film, the camera will be used by chart-topping filmmaker of Hollywood, Ridley Scott and many others. This indeed is a great happening in 100 years of Indian Cinema, where Tamil industry will step ahead to the next level surpassing Hollywood.”
"I want the technological advancement to first happen in Chennai and this is one such sign," says cinematographer Santhosh Sivan as he cranked the test shoot featuring Suriya. "Although the visual medium remains the same, such advancements in camera results in enhancing the pictorial details", says Santhosh Sivan, who is handling cinematography for this untitled film following the grand success of Vijay starrer 'Thuppaki'.
Director Lingusamy is excited about having a league of fantastic technicians and is excited to shoot this film with 'Red Dragon'. Shedding light on the film, "I have been waiting for a very long time to make a film with Suriya. Post-Vettai, I spent quality time in nurturing this project and crafted this script. In recent times, there are lots of young filmmakers rocking in the industry. I have to prepare myself to compete with them. This film is yet to be titled and we have an excellent team of technicians. I have been an ardent fan of Santhosh Sivan from the time I watched his 'Thalapathy'. Yuvan Shankar Raja scores music, Rajeevan is the art director and Anthony is editor. Brindha Saarathy pens dialogues. Samantha plays the female lead role."
Suriya said, "I am really privileged to be a part of this project. I have been an admirer of Santhosh Sivan sir from childhood and its great to know that we are the first one to use 'Red Dragon' Camera in the entire world and world famous filmmakers like Ridley Scott are going to use it."
The film goes on floors from November 15 and is scheduled for release in May 2014.