Call it the Uttama Villain effect or the Super star going maverick. The news that Rajini is planning Director Ranjith’s next film is possibly the most exciting update to come out of Kodambakkam recent times. Given the impression that the new-wave films and directors have left on Rajinikanth, it is less surprising that he’s embraced Ranjith (Attakathi & Madras); it calls for a certain boldness, coming as it does on the heels of the ‘Kochadaiyaan’ and ‘Lingaa’ debacle. Finally, a star putting his money where his mouth is.
Director Ranjith has been roped in to direct Rajinikanth in his yet-untitled next Tamil project, according to industry sources.
“Ranjith’s project with Rajinikanth is finalized. The film will be produced by Kalaipuli S. Thanu. The rest of the cast will be finalized soon,” a source told IANS.