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Seema Raja
Seemaraja Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Ponram
Produced by R. D. Raja
Written by Ponram
Starring Sivakarthikeyan
Samantha Akkineni
Soori
Music by D. Imman
Cinematography Balasubramaniem
Edited by Vivek Harshan
Production
company
24AM Studios
Distributed by 24AM Studios
Release date
  • 13 September 2018 (2018-09-13)
Country India
Language Tamil

Seema Raja (English: Intertown King) is an Indian 2018 Tamil action comedy drama film written and directed by Ponram and produced by R. D. Raja. The film stars Sivakarthikeyan, Samantha Akkineni and Soori in the lead roles, with a supporting cast including Napoleon, Lal and Simran. The film features music composed by D. Imman and cinematography by Balasubramaniem. Producer R. D. Raja Sivakarthikeyan's Benami and director Ponram are collaborating with Sivakarthikeyan for the third time, after Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam (2013) and Rajini Murugan (2016). The movie was released on 13 September 2018 (Vinayagar Sathurthi) to negative reviews. Produced at the budget of 64 Crores by Sivakarthikeyan.

Cast

  • Sivakarthikeyan as Seema Raja and Kadambavel Raja
  • Samantha Akkineni as Suthanthira Selvi "Selvi"
  • Napoleon as Ariya Raja, Seema Raja's father
  • Simran Bagga as Kaaleeshwari
  • Soori as Adiasamy (Kanakku/Maths)
  • Lal as Karikkada/Kaathadi Kannan, Suthanthira Selvi's biological father
  • Manobala as Headmaster
  • Sriranjini as Seema Raja's mother
  • Vaishali Thaniga as Jamuna
  • Nadodigal Gopal as Suthanthira Selvi's adopted father/uncle
  • Paunraj as Karikkada/Kaathadi Kannan's assistant
  • Charandeep as Puliyampatti Tigers Wrestler
  • Rishikanth as Kaaleeshwari's brother
  • Aathma Patrick as wrestler
  • Surjith Ansary as Bridegroom
  • Prema Priya
  • NK Krishan as Krishan
  • Nishi as Chubba
  • Keerthy Suresh in a special appearance as Kadambavel Raja's wife
  • Motta Rajendran in a special appearance as Wrestling coach
  • Swaminathan in a speial appearance as Puli Murugan
  • Palani in a speial appearance as himself
  • Aranthangi Nisha in a speial appearance as herself
  • Ponram special appearance in the "Vaaren Vaaren Seemaraja"
  • Balasubramaniem special appearance in the "Vaaren Vaaren Seemaraja"
  • Baba Bhaskar special appearance in the "Vaaren Vaaren Seemaraja"

Production

On 17 August 2016, R. D. Raja Sivakarthikeyan's Benami announced that he would produce a film directed by Ponram starring Sivakarthikeyan in the lead role, with the film marking the third collaboration of the pair after the successful ventures of Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam (2013) and Rajini Murugan (2016).[1][2] Hot release updates from Sivakarthikeyan's 'Seema Raja'! D Imman has composed the music score for the film which is being bankrolled by 24 AM Studios and slated to hit the screens on Vinayakar Chathurthi. [3] Raja announced that the film would begin in early 2017 and be released for the Diwali season of 2017. Samantha was signed on to star in the film as the lead actress and Soori was also confirmed to be a part of the cast during mid-August 2016.[4] Music composer D. Imman, cinematographer Balasubramaniem and editor Vivek Harshan were also retained to be a part of the project from the director's previous films.[5][6] Meanwhile, T. Muthuraj was signed as an art director for this film, replacing G. Durairaj who earlier works for Ponram's earlier films. For her role in the film, Samantha began learning the art of silambam in late 2016.[7] However, production on the film was postponed to allow Sivakarthikeyan to finish his commitments for Raja's two other ongoing ventures, Remo (2016) and Velaikkaran (2017).[8] During the delay, Ponram also denied reports of it being a period film and revealed it would along the lines of his previous ventures.[9]

The film commenced with a launch event held on 16 June 2017, with Simran, Napoleon and Lal joining the cast.[10][11] Simran was revealed to play a sister character with small negative shades along with Lal, while Napoleon was signed to portray the father of Sivakarthikeyan.[12] The first schedule started in Thenkasi on the following day, with scenes involving the lead cast shot.[13] By late November 2017, the team revealed that "fifty five percent" of the film's shoot was over, before starting the third schedule of the shoot.[14] The film progressed untitled until February 2018 when the title of Seema Raja was announced to the public through a first look poster. In this film, actress Keerthy Suresh got third chance to act with Sivakarthikeyan in a cameo role. This film shooting wrapped up on 19 June, 2018. The satellite rights of the film were sold to Sun TV. The audio launch was held on 3 August 2018 at Madurai. The film has some historical portion in which Sivakarthikeyan appears as a King and Keerthy Suresh puts in a special apperance.[15]

Release

D Imman has composed the music score for the film which is being bankrolled by 24 AM Studios and slated to hit the screens on Vinayakar Chathurthi.NK Krishan was to be played the lead role earlier in the movie alongside with Samantha. [16] The distribution rights for Seema Raja in Poland were acquired by 7th Sense Cinematics.[17] The film is scheduled to be released on 13 September 2018.[18]

Soundtrack

All of the film's songs were composed by D. Imman, who previously composed for Ponram's previous ventures Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam and Rajini Murugan. The lyrics were written by Yugabharathi.

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Vaaren Vaaren Seemaraja"YugabharathiDiwakar, Kavitha Gopi5:13
2."Onnavitta Yaarum Yenakilla (Version 1)"YugabharathiSean Roldan, Shreya Ghoshal4:38
3."Varum Aana Varaathu"YugabharathiD. Imman, Vandana Srinivasan4:24
4."Paraak Paraak"YugabharathiSenthil Ganesh4:25
5."Machakkanni"YugabharathiD. Imman4:11
6."Onnavitta Yaarum Yenakilla (Version 2)"YugabharathiSathyaprakash, Shreya Ghoshal4:37
7."Seemaraja Swag"YugabharathiShenbagaraj, Vignesh Narayanan, Santosh Hariharan, Deepak, Swetha Suresh1:30
8."A Late Night Walk with Veena" Punya Srinivas4:01

References

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  2. ^ "Sivakarthikeyan to team up with Ponram again!". sify.com. Retrieved 16 February 2018. 
  3. ^ "Hot release updates from Sivakarthikeyan's 'Seema Raja'!". indiaglitz.com. 
  4. ^ "Cast and crew details of Sivakarthikeyan Ponram's third project". behindwoods.com. Retrieved 16 February 2018. 
  5. ^ "Samantha to romance Sivakarthikeyan in Ponram`s film!". sify.com. Retrieved 16 February 2018. 
  6. ^ "Samantha, Sivakarthikeyan team up for first time". sify.com. Retrieved 16 February 2018. 
  7. ^ "Sivakarthikeyan-Ponram film starts rolling from June 16". sify.com. Retrieved 16 February 2018. 
  8. ^ "Ponram and Sivakarthikeyan on a hat-trick! | Tamil Movie News". Times of India. Retrieved 16 February 2018. 
  9. ^ "Rajini Murugan director Ponram talks about his next film with Sivakarthikeyan". behindwoods.com. Retrieved 16 February 2018. 
  10. ^ "Sivakarthikeyan's next film with Ponram starts rolling". behindwoods.com. Retrieved 16 February 2018. 
  11. ^ "Simran and Napoleon join Sivakarthikeyan-Ponram film". sify.com. Retrieved 16 February 2018. 
  12. ^ "Simran to play the antagonist in Sivakarthikeyan-Ponram film". sify.com. Retrieved 16 February 2018. 
  13. ^ "Director Ponram talks about his next film with Sivakarthikeyan". behindwoods.com. Retrieved 16 February 2018. 
  14. ^ "55% shoot done for Sivakarthikeyan-Ponram film". sify.com. Retrieved 16 February 2018. 
  15. ^ "Sivakarthikeyan-Keerthy Suresh's historical avatar". indiaglitz.com. 
  16. ^ https://www.indiaglitz.com/seema-raja-audio-launch-samantha-yogi-babu-teaser-release-ponram-imman-tamil-news-217561
  17. ^ https://www.livemint.com/Consumer/sCwScSteIxaUP7L7DsEUTM/From-Korea-to-Poland-Indian-films-find-new-markets.html?utm_source=scroll&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=scroll
  18. ^ https://www.firstpost.com/entertainment/seema-raja-ccv-saamy-square-vada-chennai-20-tamil-films-compete-for-release-slot-in-next-50-days-5093701.html

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