Kamal Haasan and Mani Ratnam join hands after 35 years!

Fans of Nayakan have been waiting for them to come together and make another iconic film but they wanted something more special to come from their combination. Finally, Mani Ratnam and Kamal Haasan have found that script

Kamal Haasan and Mani Ratnam on the sets of Nayakan
Kamal Haasan and Mani Ratnam on the sets of Nayakan

Kamal Haasan and Mani Ratnam have become icons in Indian Cinema and all thanks to their movie, Nayakan that propelled them to icon status. 1987 movie, Nayakan, attained legendary status from Indian Cinema as it changed Cinematography, blocking, staging and inspired performances of next generation actors. Movie completed 35 years, recently. Now, Kamal Haasan and Mani Ratnam, the director-actor duo that made the iconic film have decided to come together for their second film, in all these years.

Fans of Nayakan have been waiting for them to come together and make another iconic film but they wanted something more special to come from their combination. Finally, Mani Ratnam and Kamal Haasan have found that script and the movie will start soon.

Kamal Haasan and Mani Ratnam at a family function
Kamal Haasan and Mani Ratnam at a family function

Kamal Haasan and Mani Ratnam have announced the movie without any pre-update hype and directly stated that KH234 will be their film. Mani Ratnam will be writing and directing the movie while being producer along with Kamal Haasan and Udayanidhi Stalin. Movie will have AR Rahman composing tunes. Many anticipated Superstar Rajnikanth and Mani Ratnam to announce their movie together but this came out as a big surprise.

The team have tweeted this video for announcement.

The team released a press note and shared their excitement with everyone. Kamal Haasan said, “I was equally excited 35 years before when I was about to start work with Mr. Mani Ratnam. Collaborating with a similar mindset is stimulating. This stimulation includes Mr. Rahman as well. Eagerly looking forward to presenting this venture with Mr. Udhayanidhi Stalin.”

Kamal Haasan and Mani Ratnam announce their next movie together
Kamal Haasan and Mani Ratnam announce their next movie together

Mani Ratnam said, “Happy, honoured and excited to collaborate with Kamal Sir again.”

Producer Udhayanidhi Stalin said, “It’s a wonderful opportunity to join Kamal Sir in presenting ‘Ulaganayagan KH 234’ after the great success of Vikram and the much-awaited Indian 2. An absolute honour to present this film and tell this special story. Kamal sir and Mani sir have been the pride of Tamil cinema globally and I have been an ardent admirer of both these iconic personalities. Thank you Kamal sir for this great opportunity.”

Mani Ratnam is expected to finish his movie Ponniyin Selvan 2 and Kamal Haasan is expected to complete his commitments for Shankar’s Indian 2 and another film for his RKFI, before he starts working on this film. Raaj Kamal Films International, Madras Talkies and Red Giants are coming together to produce the KH234.

Read our take on Mani Ratnam Ponniyin Selvan 1, here.