Mani Ratnam and Shankar join hands to launch a new production house ‘Rain On Films’
Mani Ratnam, Shankar, and 10 renowned directors of Tamil cinema have jointly launched a new production house, Rain On Films Private Limited. This production house will produce films and web series for several OTT platforms.
Apart from Mani Ratnam and Shankar, Vetrimaaran, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Lingusamy, Mysskin, Sasi, Vasanthabalan, Lokesh Kanagaraj, Balaji Sakthivel, and AR Murugadoss, among others, are also part of the production house.
The first maiden project to be produced by Rain On Films will be director Lokesh Kanagaraj’s next film after he wraps up Vikram. However, the cast and crew for the new film haven’t been finalized as of now.
Meanwhile, Mani Ratnam is busy shooting for his period drama Ponniyin Selvan in Orchha, Madhya Pradesh. The film is based on the novel of the same name, written by Kalki Krishnamoorthy, and features an ensemble cast including Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Chiyaan Vikram, Trisha, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Prakash Raj, Jayaram, Prabhu, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Lal and several other actors.
On the other hand, Shankar’s tentatively titled RC15 will go on floors in September. The film stars Ram Charan and Kiara Advani in lead roles. The yet-untitled film will be shot simultaneously in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi.