Hero (upcoming film)
|Directed by||P. S. Mithran|
|Produced by||Kotapadi J. Rajesh|
|Written by||P. S. Mithran|
|Screenplay by||P. S. Mithran|
|Cinematography||George C. Williams|
Hero is a 2019 Indian Tamil-language action thriller film directed by P. S. Mithran, and produced by Kotapadi J. Rajesh under the banner of KJR Studios. Sivakarthikeyan, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Arjun Sarja, Abhay Deol and Ivana with George C. Williams as the cinematographer and Yuvan Shankar Raja as the composer. It also marks Sivakarthikeyan's third movie this year, Following Mr. Local and Namma Veettu Pillai , which is the second time since 2013 for Sivakarthikeyan
The film is scheduled to be released on 20 December 2019.
The crew of director Mithran's previous film, Irumbu Thirai were also retained for this film as well, including composer Yuvan Shankar Raja, editor Ruben, cinematographer George C. Williams. Additionally, Arjun Sarja, who was the main antagonist in Irumbu Thirai was added to the cast. Furthermore, later actress Kalyani Priyadarshan was announced to play the female lead alongside actress Ivana in a supporting role. Vivek joined the cast in a supporting role. The film also marks Abhay Deol's Tamil debut, and he will be playing the main villain role for the first time in his career . 
The film was officially announced with its title Hero on 13 March 2019, with a formal pooja held, marking the commencement of the principal photography.
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|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
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The title poster was released on 27 July 2019. The first look was released on 2 September 2019, on the day of Vinayagar Chathurthi, where Sivakarthikeyan was seen holding a mask. The second look poster was released on 18 October 2019. Sivakarthikeyan is presented wearing mask with fire and chaos all around. The official teaser was launched by Salman Khan on 24 October 2019. The film is scheduled to be released on 20 December 2019.
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- Hero Official Teaser | Sivakarthikeyan | Arjun | Yuvan Shankar Raja | P.S.Mithran. Lahari Music. YouTube. 24 October 2019.