Walt Disney to produce Kamal film 'Marma Yogi'
PVS [ Thu, Jan 17, 2008 ]
- Walt Disney Productions will produce Kamal Haasan's new directorial venture "Marma Yogi" (Mystic), according to latest information. Kamal will play the lead role in this film.
News about this venture had been doing the rounds even before the completion of shooting for "Dasavatharam" featuring Kamal in ten roles. The new film will be produced by Walt Disney Productions in collaboration with Bharat Bala who was instrumental in bringing out A.R. Rahman's patriotic music audio "Vande Mataram".
Walt Disney Productions recently entered into an agreement with Yash Raj Films to produce a full- length animated feature named "Roadside Romeo". As Walt Disney wants to expand its operations in the country, it has chosen "Marma Yogi" which will be Kamal Haasan's fourth directorial venture. It is said to be a period drama, set in the seventh century.
Marma Yogi" was the title of one of MGR's super-hit films released in 1951.It was the first Tamil film to get an "A"certificate. Kamal's "Sathi Leelavathi" was also the title of an MGR film which was released in 1936.
Estimated to cost a whopping Rs 120 crore, "Marma Yogi" will be shot in Thailand and the shooting may start next month after Kamal's visit to US to finalise the deal with Walt Disney Productions.
The names of Hema Malini and Asin are among those mentioned for key roles. Hema Malini worked with Kamal in "Hey Ram" and Asin is cast opposite him in "Dasavatharam".