South actor Vijay Sethupathi or Makkal Selvan is all geared up to mark his Hindi debut from the action thriller Mumbaikar soon. It is directed by National award winner cinematographer Santosh Sivan and a remake of the 2017 successful film Maanagaram starring Regina Cassandra and Sri.
Chhapaak actor Vikrant Massey, who is playing a key role in the film, April 2021 unveiled the first look poster of the film through his social media handles, and recently on 1 Jan 2021, filmmaker Karan Johar also wishes the team by sharing a new look poster.
He wrote, ” Promises to be Stunning Cinematic Experience! A Santosh Sivan Film!!!… My Best Wishes To His Exceptionally Talented Team of Artists!”
Star Cast of Mumbaikar
Since Vijay is now not the part of Aamir Khan starrer Laal Singh Chaddha which was supposed to be his first Bollywood venture, he is replaced by Naga Chaitanya in the film, which will mark his debut in Hindi cinema with Mumbaikar.
Apart from Vikrant and Vijay other actors Tanya Maniktala, Hridhu Haroon, Sanjay Mishra, Ranvir Shorey, Sachin Khedekar are also featuring in the key roles.
Mumbaikar OTT Release Date
Although, there is no official announcement by the makers related to the film’s release yet, According to many reports the film will be
Premiered on the Netflix. Yes! the film is skipping its theatrical release and directly premiering on digital platforms.
Reports also suggested that the digital platform JIO Studios also acquired Mumbaikar rights to premiere directly on the streaming platform, Though an official announcement is yet to be made by the makers.
EXCLUSIVE: Vijay Sethupathi – Vikrant Massey starrer #Mumbaikar bagged by JIO Studios for exclusive direct premiere skipping theatres.
The film likely to release on JIO and Netflix simultaneously. An official announcement is expected at the earliest. pic.twitter.com/9aUXiV2TkY
— LetsOTT GLOBAL (@LetsOTT) January 25, 2022
Behind The Scenes ( BTS) Team
Santosh Selvan who is helming as well as doing the Cinematography of this venture has won many national awards for his works. In 2014, was also awarded the Padma Shri ( The fourth Highest Civilian award ) for his contribution to Indian Cinema. Mumbaikar is financed by Shibu Thameens. Dilip Damodar is the editor and the music is given by Prashant Pillai.
Talking about the 2017 Kollywood film Maanagaram, it is a Lokesh Kanagaraj directorial that was released in March 2017 and has a runtime of 2hrs17minutes. It is available on the SonyLiv streaming platform. IMDb Rating 8.2/10.
Vijay Sethupathi Next Hindi Venture
On the other Vijay Sethupathi will be seen next sharing screen space with Katrina Kaif in his second Hindi venture Merry Christmas, It is directed by Sriram Raghavan. The film went on Floors in Dec 2021.