A teaser of Vijay Sri G’s directorial debut Dha Dha 87 released recently. The film is written by him, and stars Charu Haasan and Saroja in the lead. It is scheduled for release on January 25.
If reports are to be believed, the film is a continuation of Kamal Haasan’s 1988 Sathya, and it stars Kamal’s brother Charu Haasan as his older self. Keerthy Suresh’s grandmother will play Amala’s lead role from the original. Comedian Janagaraj who was part of Sathya will also be seen in an important role. He is well known for his roles in Annamalai and Baasha.
Three young stars who are making their Tamil debut with Dha Dha 87 will also be seen in the lead. Jeni Pallavi, Anu Lavanya, Anand Pandi, reportedly have important roles. The director says about Jeni’s role, “It’s something that no heroine has played so far. In fact, many actresses we had approached refused to act in this role. But this is going to be most talked-about once the film releases.”
“Anand Pandi, who has been part of TV shows like Kalakka Povathu Yaaru and Jodi No 1, will be seen playing a lover boy. Anu is a rowdy girl in north Chennai,” he says.
The film was simultaneously dubbed in Hindi, and produced by Kalai Cinemas. Leander Lee Marty is the music composer. A trailer of the film released in September, and an official teaser released in March.
The 87-year-old Charu Haasan makes his comeback as a local don, and is devising plans with his gabg. Saroja, 80, plays his wife. Their presence in scenes weighs out the young actors’ action scenes, fights and killing.
Charu Haasan has acted in films like Vikram and Jai Hind. He has won a National Award for his Kannada film Tabarana Kathe.
Watch the trailer of Dha Dha 87 here: