Director Pa Ranjith turns producer with Pariyerum Perumal

Director Pa. Ranjith, whose films have always had a message or two to the society and were always based on natural settings, is all set to turn producer. His production house, launched just now, would be producing Pariyerum Perumal as its first venture

After debuting as film-maker with Attakathi a few years back, Ranjith proved his mettle again with the Karthi-Catherine Tresa-Kalaiyarasan starrer Madras, thus proving that the success of his debut was not a fluke. He got big with his third film as director as none other than superstar Rajinikanth trusted his film-making abilities and starred in Kabali, which turned out to be a colossal hit across the globe last year

In another rarity, Ranjith has also been signed up to direct Rajini’s next film as well. This film would be produced by Rajini’s son-in-law Dhanush under his ‘Wunderbar Films’. Ranjith has now launched his own productions by name ‘Neelam Productions’ and would be making Pariyerum Perumal as his first production venture

Debutant director Mari Selvaraj, who had earlier worked under Ram in films such as Kattradhu Tamizh, Thanga Meenkal and Taramani, would be penning the story, screenplay and dialogues besides directing the film. The film’s script would be based on a Tirunelveli-based youth’s real-life experiences and would have plenty of love, action and comedy sequences

Kirumi fame Kathir plays the hero opposite Anandhi. Santhosh Narayanan, Ranjith’s favourite music director, gets to score the film’s music. The film goes to the floors in the last week of January