This year much anticipated flick ‘Endhiran’ starring super star Rajinikanth and Aishwarya in the lead is directed by ace director Shankar and produced by Kalanidhi Maran of Sun Pictures with a mega budget. It has music by AR Rahman which was launched a couple of days before in a grand event in Kaula Lumpur in Malaysia.
Rajinikanth while speaking at the event says, “For the first time in India, a film has been produced at a colossal budget of 150 crores. Whether ‘Endhiran’ will create history because of this or because it’s a collaboration of Shankar, Sun Pictures and Aishwarya Rai is not the question. It will create history more because it is for the first time an Indian film production will be equal to a Hollywood film. That’s why I said this film is a historical landmark in Indian films. And Kalanidhi Maran is the reason for it.
Maybe in future, another film could be made on a bigger budget. But this sci-fi film is the first one in India. Another company was to first produce the film but had to back out due to certain reasons. After that, we met Kalanidhi Maran and Shankar told him the story. Kalanidhi Maran said he had full trust in Shankar and wanted to know the estimated budget and how long it would take for him to complete the film. After Shankar’s response, Maran said he would revert in 4 days. When we met him, he had the complete details of ‘Sivaji’ returns theatre wise that even the ‘Sivaji’ producer would not have had! That’s how practical he is!
Kalanidhi Maran said we would make ‘Endhiran’ a grander film. Whatever he does, he does with a difference and a grandeur that ensures success. That’s why everyone from politicians to film stars would like to know Kalanidhi Maran completely. People wait endlessly to meet him. That’s because he is a star of the superstars. He’s sure to become India’s number one industrialist”.