When only the name Rajinikanth could rake in moolah, it is no wonder that Kuselan’s movie rights are much sought after in the movie market notwithstanding the superstar’s announcement that he forms only 25% of the movie. Naturally, many prestigious production houses are vying for the rights of both the Telugu and Tamil versions of the movie.
Main contenders for the title include Adlabs, Pyramid Saimira, and Ayngaran although no concrete news is available as to who the producers have zeroed in. Trade Analysts mention that the movie would still be a prestigious asset in the market even if Rajinikanth formed only 5% of the movie. Believed to hit the screens for the Independence Day on August 15, 2008 Kuselan’s shoots are being carried out with a mammoth star cast in Hyderabad. Directed bilingually – in Tamil and Telugu – by P. Vasu, the movie will also star Pasupathy, Meena, Prabhu, Vadivelu, Santhanam and Livingston in the Tamil version.