The Sivakarthikeyan-Priyanka Mohan starrer Doctor, announced a few days back, has commenced with shooting after a simple puja yesterday in Chennai. The film helmed by Kolamaavu Kokila fame Nelson Dilipkumar is jointly bankrolled under Sivakarthikeyan’s home banner Sivakarthikeyan Productions and Kotapadi J Rajesh’s KJR Studios. This will mark the second association of KJR Studios with the actor after their upcoming release Hero.
Sivakarthikeyan Productions took to Twitter to announce the news.
With all your blessings, we have started the shoot of our #DOCTOR with pooja today🙏@Siva_Kartikeyan | @KalaiArasu_ | @Nelson_director | @anirudhofficial | @priyankaamohan | #Vinay | @iYogiBabu | @EzhumalaiyanT | @kjr_studios | @DoneChannel1 | @proyuvraaj | @DoctorTheMovie pic.twitter.com/OWyauBUndE
— Sivakarthikeyan Productions (@SKProdOffl) December 6, 2019
Priyanka Mohan who shot to fame in Telugu with Nani‘s Gang Leader will act opposite Siva. Apart from the lead pair, Yogi Babu, Archana, Ilavarasu and Kolamaavu Kokila fame Tony will also play significant roles in the film. Vinay Rai will reportedly play the antagonist in the action-thriller. He was last seen essaying a negative shade in director Mysskin‘s Thupparivaalan. Anirudh Ravichander will be composing music, Vijay Kartik Kannan will handle the camera, Nirmal will edit and DRK Kiran will helm art. Anbarivu master will choreograph action sequences with Pallavi Singh designing costumes.
“The film will have a perfect mixture of action, thriller, and comedy elements and will not stick to just one genre. We have planned on shooting in Chennai and Goa with the stellar cast brought on board,” said director Nelson.
Speaking about his rapport with Sivakarthikeyan, the director said, “I have known Siva for about twelve years, right from his television days. We always use to talk about working on a film together. Once I completed Kolamaavu Kokila, I tailor-made a script for him and narrated it. He immediately agreed to work on it and now we’ve gone on floors.”
Doctor will hit screens in 2020, although the exact date hasn’t been revealed.
Meanwhile, Sivakarthikeyan’s upcoming film Hero is all set to hit screens on December 20. The makers recently launched a game ‘Play Hero’ as a part of promotions for the film. The augmented reality application has managed to pique the interest of the fans, and a second phase of the game was launched last evening. The application is available for both Android and Apple users in their respective digital distribution services – Playstore and Appstore. The teaser which dropped recently has managed to garner over six million views.
Watch the teaser of Hero here.