|Directed by||Kamal Haasan|
|Produced by|| Pyramid Saimira|
|Written by|| Kamal Haasan|
|Starring|| Kamal Haasan|
|Music by||A. R. Rahman|
|Country||Template:Country data India India|
|Budget||INR 120 crores|
Marmayogi is a forthcoming trilingual Tamil-Telugu-Hindi period film, set in the 7th century to be directed by Kamal Haasan, who with Marmayogi, will direct his fourth feature film. Kamal Haasan also acts in the lead role with Shriya Saran as the lead female artist whilst Trisha Krishnan plays a supporting role in the film besides them, actress Hema Malini also plays a key role in the film. The film, which is produced jointly by Pyramid Saimira and Haasan's Rajkamal International, has A. R. Rahman as the music composer. The film, announced with a budget of 120 crore Indian rupees, is set to contest with Rajnikanth's recently announced film, Endhiran, in a race to be India's most expensive film to date.
Marmayogi was first brought up after the release of Aalavandhan in 2001, however nothing proceded. After a four year sabbatical from directing films since Virumaandi in 2004, Kamal Haasan announced Marmayogi as his next project after the completion of his film, Dasavatharam. Despite early indications in January 2008 that Walt Disney Productions will make their debut by making a full feature Indian film, co-producing Marmayogi with Reliance Adlabs and Bharat Bala Productions, the news proved to be false. An official announcement was released by the team clarifying that Pyramid Saimira along with Haasan's company Rajkamal International were set to produce the venture. The film is likely to be released in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.
The film is believed to be based on the 1886 novel Vendetta: The Story of One Forgotten by Marie Corelli, however others have claimed that it is a remake of the 1951 movie of the same name starring M. G. Ramachandran, that film was widely known for being the first Adult rated movie in Tamil cinema. Another source claimed that "it is a children's film and the story revolves around how Kamal takes a group of people on a journey". Kamal Haasan is location hunting for the film, searching for areas in the United States as well.
Early indications also promise a box-office battle between Marmayogi and another magnum opus movie announced in early 2008, Robot, starring the other major star of Tamil films, Rajnikanth, both of the films have announced their budget as 120 crore rupees each respectively.
The casting of the movie was said to be hug and many character of the movie going to be done by the lead actor and actress.Kamalhassan was confirmed to be the hero of the movie.Many actress has been accepted to act opposite to Kamalhassan.Those are Aiswarya Rai, Shriya Saran, Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, and Deepika Padukone.Finally the director choose Priyanka Chopra but Kamalhassan suggest Shriya Saran due to the best acting on the movie Kanthaswamy.Finally Shriya Saran confirmed to be act opposite to Kamalhassan.At the mean time the Hema Malini and Amitabh Bachan was also confirmed to made supporting role in the film.Trisha Krishnan, Deepika Padukone, Kajol Devgan, Malika Sherawat was also made the supporing role along with them.
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- ↑ "PS signs Marmayogi!". Sify. 2008. http://sify.com/movies/tamil/fullstory.php?id=14742930. Retrieved 2008-08-19.
- ↑ "Kamal is 'Marmayogi'". Sify. 2007. http://sify.com/movies/tamil/fullstory.php?id=14549508. Retrieved 2007-10-26.
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