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For the 1981 film of the same name, see Saahasam (1981 film).
Directed by Arun Raj Varma
Produced by Thiagarajan
Written by Trivikram Srinivas
Mano (dialogues)
Starring Prashanth
Music by S. Thaman
Cinematography Sakthi Saravanan
Edited by Zashi Qmer
Staar Movies
Country India
Language Tamil

Saahasam is an upcoming Tamil action comedy film being directed by Arun Raj Varma, and produced by Thiagarajan. The film features Prashanth in the lead role. The film, which will have music composed by Thaman, began production in November 2013.[1][2] The film is a remake of the Telugu film Julayi.



Prashanth and his father, Thiagarajan scouted locations to make the film while on business trips to Kuwait and Australia.[3] The team soon requested fans to name the film through a poll on Facebook, with the titles considered including Asthiram and Modhi Paar, before Saahasam was finalised. The film progressed through the end of 2013 with little media coverage, and the technical crew and cast remained unannounced. In early February 2014, it was announced that Arun Raj Varma was making his debut as a director while Sakthi Saravanan and Devi Sri Prasad would be cinematographer and music composer respectively. In a turn of events, Thaman replaced Devi Sri Prasad as composer, working on an original soundtrack.

The team re-began work after a break in late May 2014 and it was announced that Nargis Fakhri had signed on to appear in an item number.[4][5] The song, composed by Thaman and written by Madhan Karky, was filmed in late July 2014 at Binny Mills, Chennai. Nargis Fakhri had flown from Hungary to be a part of the shoot, with Raju Sundaram choreographing the song also featuring hundred extras.[6][7]


In July 2014, the film's first song, described as a peppy "bar number" featuring actress Nargis Fakhri in an item number, was recorded. Written by Madhan Karky, the song's female version was sung by actress Remya Nambeesan.[8] In late October, a gaana song titled "Pudikkum Pudikkum" written by Kabilan was recorded with Shreya Ghoshal, who remarked that it was her first tryst with the "kuthu" genre.[9] Impressed with his work in the album, producer Thiagarajan and Prashanth gifted Thaman, a Toyota Fortuner car on his birthday in November 2014.[10][11] In early December 2014, another song written by Madhan Karky was recorded with the voice of actress Lakshmi Menon, who sung her second song in Tamil films.[12] The team initially approached Yo Yo Honey Singh to sing the male portions for the song, but his unavailability meant that Anirudh Ravichander instead recorded "Madhoo" for the album.[13] Mohit Chauhan recorded a song titled "Penne Kutty Penne" in Mumbai in mid-December, while Shankar Mahadevan lent his vocals in the duet with Shreya Ghoshal.[14][15] The team also announced that Arijit Singh and Andrea Jeremiah would work on the soundtrack, while a further track was recorded with Silambarasan in the final week of 2014.[16]


  1. ^ "Prashanth to make a comeback? - The Times of India". 2014-01-02. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  2. ^ "Prashanth is back with 'Sahasam' - Tamil Movie News". 2014-02-27. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  3. ^ "Indian filmmaker Thiagarajan looks to shoot movie in Kuwait - Kuwait Times | Kuwait Times". Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  4. ^ "Nargis Fakhri to shake a leg in Prashanth’s comeback film - The Times of India". Retrieved 2014-06-01. 
  5. ^ "Actor Prashanth convinced Nargis Fakhri to make south debut". Retrieved 2014-06-01. 
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