Actor Arun Vijay’s new film Boxer will go on floors in March, according to a statement issued by the movie’s team. Directed by debutant Vivek, a former associate of Bala, the movie is produced by V. Mathiyalagan under the banner of Etcectra Entertainment.
The actor had recently announced the movie on Twitter.
Happy and thrilled to announce my next #AV27 #BOXER .. looking forward to start this exciting journey with this young & talented team soon..? ? @MathiyalaganV9 @Vivek_Director @EtceteraEntert1 @DoneChannel1 #Boxer #பாக்ஸர் pic.twitter.com/nm0PrpQzIc
— ArunVijay (@arunvijayno1) November 18, 2018
Elaborating on the tweet, he said in the statement, “It has been my dream to do a sports-based film and I am completely charged up. The script is a mix of emotional and inspiring elements that instantly appealed to me. Conventional sports-based films have had protagonists who struggle initially only to emerges victorious at the end. This film, however, has done away with the underdog story. Instead, the hero is a top league boxer who has to confront his internal problems to move forward.”
The actor had also spoken to Silverscreen recently, and said, “It is a sports-based film – both emotional and inspirational at the same time. The script demands physical and mental preparation, which I will begin shortly.”
In his statement, the Yennai Arindhaal star explained, “The movie includes both freestyle boxing and martial arts, and the stunt choreographer Peter Hein has got me in touch with some of the best trainers.”
Director Vivek spoke about the movie and said, “The protagonist of the movie goes through a lot of emotional turmoils. Both the producer and I felt that Arun Vijay was best suited to convey these emotions. His physicality was another deciding factor.” The director also stated the movie has a romantic track.
Markus A Lujungbern has been roped in as the cinematographer and Leon is the music composer. The rest of the crew is yet to be finalized. Arun Vijay, who is currently shooting for Naveen’s Agni Siragugal, will join the movie after its completion.