Mehandi Circus

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Mehandi Circus
Directed byRaju Saravanan
Produced byK. E. Gnanavel Raja
Written byRaju Murugan
Based oncircus
StarringMadhampatty Rangaraj
Shweta Tripathi
Ankur Vikal
Music bySean Roldan
CinematographySelvakumar SK
Edited byPhilomin Raj

Mehandi Circus (Tamil: மெஹந்தி சர்கஸ்) is an upcoming Indian Tamil language action romantic drama film written by Raju Murugan and directed by his assistant Raju Saravananan who is also his elder brother on his directorial debut.[1][2] The film casts newcomer Madhampatty Rangaraj in main lead role and Shweta Tripathi on her Tamil film debut in female lead role while RJ Vignesh and Vela Ramamoorthy play supportive roles. The film's soundtrack is composed by Sean Roldan while Selvakumar SK and Philomin Raj of Maanagaram fame are selected as cinematographer and film editor respectively. The film is produced K. E. Gnanavel Raja under his production studio banner Studio Green.



The principal photography of the film commenced during early parts of May 2018 and the post production of the film completed in around July 2018. The title teaser of the film unveiled in June 2018. Raju Saravanan also known as Saravana Rajendhiran who previously worked as an assistant director of Raju Murugan made his maiden directorial venture through this project, while the story and dialogues of the film were written by director Raju Murugan.[3] Debutant Madhampatty Rangaraj was chosen to play the male lead role and later Bollywood actress Shweta Tripathi was signed to play the female lead role whose role is assigned to be a stage circus performer in the film.[4][5] Shweta Tripathi made her Tamil film debut through this venture. The reports also revealed that an elephant has also been roped in to feature in pivotal role of the film as the title of the film itself reveals about it.[6]

The director revealed that the real life circus performers were roped into play other uncredited characters as part of the circus related sequences.[7] The film was shot in Kodaikanal backdrop, but was also shot in Mumbai, Dindigul and Karnataka.[8] The official teaser of the film was released on 6 January 2018 by actor Karthi through social media.[9]


The background music of the film is composed by Sean Roldan. The official first single track (which is a folk melody) of the film titled Vellattu Kannazhagi was released on 26 December 2018 on the eve of Boxing Day which was well received by the audience and went viral on social media. The audio rights of the film were secured by Think Music.[10][11][12].

Mehandi Circus
Soundtrack album by
Released25 January 2019 (Complete Playlist) 26 December 2018 (Vellattu- Single)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelThink Music
Sean Roldan chronology
Kaathiruppor Pattiyal
Mehandi Circus
1."Vellatu Kannazhagi"YugabharathiSean Roldan4:10
2."Kodi Aruvi"YugabharathiPradeep Kumar, Nithyashree4:23
3."Love Polladhadhu"YugabharathiVijay Yesudas2:58
4."Siragi Un Sirippaala"YugabharathiSathyaprakash , Lalitha Sudha3:25
5."Aavoji"Sean RoldanSanthosh Narayanan2:37
6."Veyil Mazhayae"Saravanan RajendranVignesh Ishwar , Susha3:38
Total length:21:11


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  2. ^ Dinamalar (2019-01-06). "அண்ணன் படத்துக்கு தம்பி செய்த உதவி | mehndi circus hepls his brother movie". தினமலர் - சினிமா (in Tamil). Retrieved 2019-01-10.
  3. ^ "Raju Murugan's 'Mehandi Circus' is a hard-hitting romantic drama!". Sify. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  4. ^ "Masaan actress Shweta Tripathi plays circus performer in her Tamil debut Mehandi Circus; film likely to release in September- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. 2018-07-02. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  5. ^ "Real-life circus performers in 'Mehandi Circus' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  6. ^ Subramanian, Anupama (2018-06-28). "Elephant plays a crucial role in Mehandi Circus". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  7. ^ "Filmmakers hire real circus performers for the film". Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  8. ^ "Raju Murugan scripts a romance". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  9. ^ "This is when the teaser of 'Mehandi Circus' will be unveiled! - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2019-01-04.
  10. ^ Vellattu Kannazhagi - Sean Roldan - Download or Listen Free, retrieved 2018-12-27
  11. ^ "செம லைக்ஸ் குவிக்கும் 'மெஹந்தி சர்க்கஸ்' சிங்கிள் டிராக்". NDTV Tamil Cinema (in Tamil). Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  12. ^ "வைரலாகும் 'மெஹந்தி சர்க்கஸ்' வெள்ளாட்டு கண்ணழகி". 2018-12-26. Retrieved 2018-12-27.