MGR Movie 2017 Pooja Stills :
The shooting of a biopic on AIADMK founder and former Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran, which would also feature the characters of at least three other former Chief Ministers of the State, was inaugurated by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami at the M.G.R. Government Film and Television Training Institute in Chennai on Friday.
The film, which will be produced by Rama Communications and directed by A. Balakrishnan, known for his previous work, Kamaraj, a biopic on former Chief Minister K. Kamaraj, is expected to be shot over the next few months, and the crew is planning to release the teaser on the birth anniversary of MGR on January 17, 2018.
While actors Sathishkumar and S.S. Stanley are set to play MGR and former Chief Minister C.N. Annadurai respectively, auditions are on to finalise the actors to play former Chief Ministers Janaki Ammal and Jayalalithaa. Chembur Jayaraj has written the script.
Tamil Development Minister ‘Ma Foi’ K. Pandiarajan, Health Minister C. Vijaya Baskar, Information Minister Kadambur Raju, AIADMK MP P. Venugopal, Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan and senior officials were present at the event.
The film is expected to hit the screens in April next year.