Idhu Vedhalam Sollum Kathai
Idhu Vedhalam Sollum Kathai (lit. This is a story narrated by a phantom) is an upcoming Indian Tamil-language fantasy film directed by Rathindran R. Prasad. An adaptation of the folk tale collection Baital Pachisi, the film features Ashwin Kakumanu, Abhay Deol, Aishwarya Rajesh, Guru Somasundaram and Greg Burridge in the lead roles. Featuring music by Ghibran and cinematography by Roberto Zazzara, the film began production in mid 2016.
|Idhu Vedhalam Sollum Kathai|
|Directed by||Rathindran R. Prasad|
|Produced by||Basak Gaziler Prasad|
|Edited by||Anand Geraldin|
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The project was first announced by director Rathindran Prasad during July 2016, where he revealed that he would make a mythological fiction film starring Ashwin Kakumanu, Guru Somasundaram and British stunt choreographer Greg Burridge in the lead roles. Prasad had earlier written and directed the music video for Sofia Ashraf's "Kodaikanal Won't" song. Prasad's wife, Basak Gaziler Prasad, a Turkish film producer, decided to produce the film. The film was revealed to be a contemporary take on Baital Pachisi (a collection of folk tales featuring Vetala and Vikramaditya), with Ashwin portraying a video game designer who becomes rich overnight. The film began production on Madhya Pradesh during July 2016, with Aishwarya Rajesh soon joining the film as the lead actress.
The profile of the film was raised in June 2017, when Bollywood actor Abhay Deol joined the film as a co-producer and actor. Being a friend of Prasad, Deol joined the project after being impressed with the script and agreed to play the role of a medieval king named Vikramadithyan. For his role in the film, Deol lost ten kilograms and learnt to speak his lines in ancient Tamil, as the makers chose a sync sound technique. In 2018, the team worked on the post-production of the film and began their promotional campaign for its release.