Joining recent films, including Darbar and Naa Naa, set in Mumbai, Santhanam’s upcoming film Dackalti will have a Mumbai backdrop too. The makers have roped in comedian Yogi Babu, who has turned hero and plays a pivotal character.
B’town humourist Hemant Pandey and Telugu ace Brammanadham have also been brought on board.
Talking to DC, producer SP Chowdhary says, “It is one of the biggest budget films in Santhanam’s career. The audiences are assured of unlimited fun in Dackalti. Hemanth is making his foray in Tamil. Santa and Yogi plays roommates in Mumbai and their combo scenes will be a treat to watch.”
“With a host of comedians and supporting actors like Tarun Arora, Radha Ravi, Manobala, Rekha, Santhanabharathy, Namo Narayana, Stunt Silva and a Bengali heroine Ritika Sen romancing Santa, one can experience a festival mood in the theatre”, he adds.
Director Vijay Anand, a former associate of ace Shankar in movies like 2.O and I adds: “An action comedy on the lines of Jackie Chan flicks, Santhanam has performed a few daredevil stunts under the guidance of action choreographer Stunt Silva.”
The movie has been shot in places like Mumbai, Pune, Rajasthan, Kadappa, Tiruchendur, and Chennai.
Dackalti, which is scheduled to hit the marquee on January 31, was dragged into controversy as the producers of yet another Santa movie — Server Sundaram — which had been lying in cans for a long time, also want to release their film on the same day. This is not a good trend, as it is very difficult to get theatres, feel Kollywood pundits....