There has been much frenzy over the opening of the Dhanush- Manju Warrier movie Asuran today. In Chennai the buildup was so high that screens were to open at 7 am this morning but somehow got delayed to 8. Dhanush and Vetrimaaran are a hit combination [remember Vada Chennai?] and everyone is super excited about this release. To add to the flavor is talented Malayalam actor Manju Warrier’s appearance for the first time in a Tamil movie opposite Dhanush.
The Navaratri release is perfect for movie buffs and expectations are high. This movie is a revenge drama and Dhanush who is currently shooting in the UK, is himself excited about Asuran’s release. Such is Dhanush’s reputation that the trailer of this movie had garnered 3 million hits!
This movie is based on the Tamil novel Vekkai by Poomani and is produced by Kalaipuli S. Thanu under his banner V Creations.
Manju Warrier, an uncommon combination of beauty and brain, had also spoken about her excitement about stepping into the Tamil cinema world. Here she plays Pachaiyammal wife of Sivasamy played by Dhanush. She is a rustic woman, the mother of three and the strength of the family. Immensely talented Manju’s good performance is a foregone conclusion. She was full of praise for the warmth that the Tamil industry gave her. She said she was happy to be acting with Dhanush an old friend of hers.
The movie has been mainly shot in Kovilpatti, Tamilnadu. The cast includes Pasupathy, Prakash Raj, Balaji Shaktivel, Ken Karunas and Teejay.