Marudhu is a Tamil romantic action movie to be released on May 20 simultaneously in both Tamil and Telugu in over 700 screens. Out of the overall 700 screens, around 400 of them are from Tamil Nadu alone. Written and directed by Muthiah, the film features Vishal Krishna and Sri Divya in key roles.
Produced by Anbuchezhiyan, Vishal decided to act in the film during July 2015. However, the crew started production only during November 2015. While Imman was the music composer, Velraj was added as cinematographer in the much-awaited film. Initially, Lakshmi Menon was considered to play the role of actress but due to some problems the role was handed over to Sri Divya.
Interestingly, Radha Ravi plays a key role in the film as Sri Divya’s father after losing to Vishal in the 2015 Nadigar Sangam elections. The film also features Soori, RK Suresh, Aruldoss and Namo Narayana in their respective roles.
The main plot of the movie revolves around between the relationship between Vishal, who is casted as a grandson and his grandmother.
Commenting on the movie, Vishal reveals that the whole film shoot was completed within 72 days in and around Rajapalayam and surrounding locales, which is supposed to be that of the film director’s home town.
Even though Vishal had acted in village based films like Sandakozhi and Thamirabharani, Marudhu was completely cast in the rural area without any urban touch. However, his previous village based films also feature few urban life styles but in this film you will not be able to view any of them.
When asked about the role of RK Suresh, who is playing the role of villain, Vishal says that this guy is not a human being but a demon. He recalls that a particular action sequence will most likely resemble a program from National Geographic channel.
The advance booking of tickets started on May 18 and is the film is reportedly grabbing decent response from film lovers. Earlier, Vishal films were a big hit because of the presence of Vadivelu as comedian.
With a total running time of 2 hours and 25 minutes, the movie bagged “U/A” certification from the regional censor board. This is because the officials who watched the movie before censoring were not happy with the amount of violence in the film. Moreover, Marudhu will not be eligible for 30 percent entertainment tax exemption, which is normally provided to those films with “U” certification.