It was confirmed recently that ace lensman-filmmaker Santosh Sivan will be helming the Bollywood remake of Lokesh Kanagaraj’s Maanagaram and that Vikrant Massey will essay Sundeep Kishan’s role in Hindi. A source now says that Vijay Sethupathi will be doing a crucial role in the project, which is all set to go on floors from January next year. Says the source, “Vijay Sethupathi, who has signed the project on Thursday, will be seen enacting a pivotal character which was there in the Tamil version. He will be lending his own voice for the role. Veteran actor Sanjay Mishra will also be playing a significant character in the movie. Though the basic storyline of Maanagaram has been retained, the makers have given more detailing to each character.”
The source adds that the project will be made in a bigger canvas. Apart from changes in character detailing, there will be nativity changes, too. Santosh’s style of shot divisions and depiction of a few places in Mumbai will be few of the highlights of the project. “Unlike Maanagaram, in which some places in Chennai were portrayed as isolated, a bustling city like Mumbai can’t be depicted in the same way. The project, which was confirmed before the lockdown, is being planned as a theatrical release in June 2021. The title of the movie is likley to be announced before it goes on floors,” the source reveals.