Kollywood star Suriya is set to undergo a significant transformation for his next project with Sudha Kongara and will be playing the role of a college student.
Suriya is all set to reunite with Sudha Kongara and music composer G.V. Prakash Kumar for their second project. The movie is tentatively titled Suriya 43. The National award-winning trio will soon be working on their second project together.
Their first outing together, Soorarai Pottru was released in 2020. The film bagged five National Awards for Best Feature Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Screenplay and Best Background Score. Suriya essayed the role of G.R. Gopinath, the founder of Simplify Deccan. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the film was exclusively released on OTT and was well received by the viewers.
The makers are in the process of finalising the filming locations for the project. The film is expected to start rolling from November this year. One of the main highlights that has caught the attention of the fans is Suriya’s character. The actor will be playing the role of a college student for a significant portion of the film. However, there are no confirmations regarding the same.
Suriya will be playing the role of a college student
According to the latest updates, the actor’s role will be on the high-intensity, similar to the character of Michael Vasanth, a social activist, and student leader, he had portrayed in Mani Ratnam’s Aaytha Ezhuthu, 2004.
The actor will be hitting the gym hard and plans to shed several kilos to achieve a younger appearance and do justice to the character played by him. “He will be losing quite a few kilos to portray a young look much younger than what he looked for the younger portions in Soorarai Pottru. He has taken it up as a challenge and will look like the Suriya we saw in Vaaranam Aayiram,” the source added.
The film boasts a star-studded cast with Bollywood actor Vijay Verma playing the main antagonist role. Famous among his Bollywood OTT audience, fans are excited to see Vijay playing the villain. Mollywood star Dulquer Salmaan is said to be playing Suriya’s brother in the film. Talented Malayalam actress Nazriya Nazim is expected to play the female lead in the project but the casting is yet to be finalised.
The film is produced by 2D Entertainment. The high-scale film will be an important milestone for National Award-winning composer G.V. Prakash Kumar as the film marks his 100th film as a composer. The film will be a political action thriller.
Suriya’s upcoming projects
Suriya’s iconic cameo in Lokesh Kanagaraj’s Vikram was a major attraction in the action drama which was released in 2022. The film starring Kamal Haasan, Fahadh Faasil, and Vijay Sethupathi in the lead roles, saw Suriya playing the cameo role as Rolex. His screen time was nearly 10 minutes but the impact it had on the audience was phenomenal. His entry is considered as one of the best cameos in any Indian film of recent times.
Now fans are eager to know if Rolex would appear in Thalapathy Vijay’s Leo, which will soon hit the big screens on October 19 as reports suggest that Leo is a part of the cinematic universe created by Lokesh which includes Vikram.
He will also be a part of period period-action drama named Kanguva. The film is directed by Siruthai Siva and produced by K.E. Gnanavel, Pramod Uppalapati, and V. Vamsi Krishna Reddy.
This will be the actors’s 42 movie. Alongside Suriya, the film features Disha Patani, Bobby Deol, and Yogi Babu in key roles. A video glimpse of the film was released in the month of July.
Watch the video glimpse below
Suriya will complete his work on Kanguva before working on Suriya 43. The actor has also been confirmed in Rakesh Omprakash Mehra’s biggie Karna which is expected to start next year.