The first-look of actor Vishnu Vishal and Manjima Mohan’s upcoming film FIR is out. It is directed by Manu Anand, a former associate of Gautham Vasudev Menon.
The poster of the film was released by composer Anirudh Ravichander yesterday, on the eve of Vishnu Vishal’s birthday. It features the actor’s face, masked by a dark cloth, with newspaper cuttings about terrorist groups in the background. The title FIR stands for Faizal Ibrahim Raiz.
Glad to release the Motion Poster of @TheVishnuVishal 's Next #FIR Prod by @SujattaE > https://t.co/bgvATFQ2vE
Looks really interesting and
advance Bday wishes Vishnu ?
Best wishes to the whole team for a super succes 🙂 #FIR1stLook #HBDVishnuVishal
— Anirudh Ravichander (@anirudhofficial) July 16, 2019
Director Gautham Menon shared the first-look poster and said to director Manu Anand, “Let this film have the stamp all over it Manu. Yours and maybe a little of mine. All the best!”
This one has been filed. Let this film have that stamp all over it Manu.Yours and maybe a little bit of mine. All the best!#FIR@TheVishnuVishal
@SujattaE@itsmanuanand @anandjoy006 @mohan_manjima @arulvincent @PoorthiPravin @MusicAshwath @editor_prasanna @onlynikil @shiyamjack pic.twitter.com/7nKIQZ8kme
— Gauthamvasudevmenon (@menongautham) July 16, 2019
Vishnu Vishal and Manjima Mohan shared the news on Twitter.
Have always loved your films sir and have loved this script the same way. Confident about it, can't wait to get started! ? thnk u 🙂 https://t.co/gAA6fzbyGY
— VISHNU VISHAL – VV (@TheVishnuVishal) July 16, 2019
Extremely delighted to work with @TheVishnuVishal
Congratulations to @itsmanuanand and team on this beautiful journey that we are about to begin?@PoorthiPravin @onlynikil https://t.co/oJ99gsQ8Kj
— Manjima Mohan (@mohan_manjima) July 16, 2019
This is Vishnu Vishal and Manjima Mohan’s first film together, and the film has music by N Ashwath. Prasanna GK is the editor and cinematography is by Arul Vincent of Kirumi fame. Anand Joy bankrolls this under the banner Sujataa Productions, which is also producing VV18.
The spokesperson for the film said, “The team wanted to release the poster for Vishnu Vishal’s birthday. The shoot schedule and location, and other details about the cast and crew are yet to be finalised.”
Vishnu celebrates his 35th birthday today. He was last seen in Silkkuvarapatti Singam, and is currently busy with director Ezhil’s Jagajala Killadi co-starring Nivetha Pethuraj. He also has VV18 with Vikranth, written by Vijay Sethupathi and directed by Sanjeev. There is speculation that he will reprise Nani’s role as a cricketer in the Tamil remake of Jersey, one of the biggest Telugu hits of this year. Reports say Rana Daggubati has acquired the Tamil remake rights, and has already approached Vishnu Vishal to play the lead, and Nelson Venkatesan to direct the film.
Meanwhile, Manjima Mohan has Queen Malayalam remake Zam Zam under production, and is shooting for Kamalakannan’s Vattam with Sibi Sathyaraj, Athulya Ravi and Andrea Jeremiah. She also has a film with Arulnithi and Jiiva under production.