We broke the news first to you that Dhanush will be playing the lead role in the biopic of legendary music composer Isaigniani Ilayaraja. Now the project has moved officially to the next level with the production companies revealing hot updates.
The statement reads “Mercury Group India will focus on the South Indian entertainment and film businesses, where it will operate as a special division, Mercury Movies, along with Connekkt Media. The alliance will offer fans a new world through new streaming stories, original stories, and many new genre stories in South cinema. Along with great business, it also explores opportunities to provide wholesome entertainment to fans.
This exciting alliance is set to make their first film, a biopic on South Indian film giant, music maestro musician Ilayaraja. The multi-talented, South Indian star actor Dhanush will play the role of Ilayaraja in the film. The shooting is scheduled to begin in October 2024 and the film is slated for a mid-2025 release.
This production alliance will strive to take entertainment to the next level with global standards in the South Indian film industry and bring great stories to the audience. This alliance will act as a catalyst in bringing growth in the South Indian film industry on par with global technology in the next decade. MR. Ilamparithi Gajendran will act as the chairman of the alliance of these companies which are operating in Chennai.
Dhanush’s upcoming films include ‘Captain Miller’ releasing on Pongal 2024, his directorial venture ‘D50’ and ‘D51’ directed by Sekhar Kammula. It is said that the Ilayaraja biopic will be the 52nd film of the multitalented star.