24 Tamil Movie to have a prequel
24 to have a prequel
Perhaps for the first time in Tamil cinema, Billa had a prequel in the name of Billa 2. And now, director Vikram Kumar is planning one for his recent release 24, which had Suriya in the lead.
“There’s scope to work on a prequel. Audiences would like to know about the back-story of the twin brothers – Aathreya and Sethuraman – played by Suriya in ’24’. We could establish their story in the prequel,” Vikram said.
24 is a science fiction thriller film, written and directed by Vikram Kumar. Based on the concept of time-travel, the film stars actor Suriya in triple roles, with actresses Samantha and Nithya Menen in lead roles.
The development dates back to 2009, where the film was to feature actors Vikram and Ileana D’Cruz in lead roles. However, in February 2010, the project was dropped due to difference in opinions between director, producer and actor, facing rejection of the refined script.
In August 2014, Suriya agreed to produce and act in the film, with principal photography commencing in Mumbai in April 2015, continuing in Nasik, Goregaon and Pune. The second phase of filming was done in Poland by end-September 2015. Filming was completed in Chennai by November 2015.
Produced by 2D Entertainment, the film has cinematography by S. Tirru. The soundtrack and film score are composed by A. R. Rahman, with lyrics by Vairamuthu and Madhan Karky. The film along with the dubbed Telugu version having the same title was released on 6 May 2016.