After churning out low-budget movies like 36 Vayadhinile and Pasanga 2, Suriya is back as a producer with the big-budget project, 24, for which he has shelled out Rs. 70 crore. The movie is written and directed by Vikram Kumar and is simultaneously being made in Tamil and Telugu languages. It stars two popular heroines, Samantha and Nithya Menen, in the female lead roles. Vikram Kumar’s original choice to play the lead roles in 24 was the actor Vikram. Ileana D’Cruz was reportedly signed to play the female lead.
24 is a science-fiction based on the idea of time travel. Suriya will be seen in multiple roles, including that of the antagonist, Athreya. Jnanapith laureate Girish Karnad, Ajay, Saranya Ponvannan, Sathyan and others are also a part of the cast. AR Rahman is the music director while Tirru is the cinematographer and Prawin Pudi is the editor of the movie.
The trailer and teaser have already shown that 24 has rich visuals backed by Suriya’s strong performance. AR Rahman’s music and background score have created positive vibes around the movie. 24 will be released on May 6 and a premiere show will be held a day before in the U.S., which will be attended by Suriya’s family. The movie will be released in over 1,500 screens in the two languages across the globe. The estimated screen count in the overseas centres comes close to 660.