|Directed by||S. P. Hosimin|
|Produced by||Ishari K. Ganesh|
|Story by||S. P. Hosimin|
|Music by||Nivas K. Prasanna|
|Edited by||Praveen K. L.|
Vels Film International
Sumo is an upcoming Tamil-language comedy-drama film produced by Vels Film International and VTV Ganesh. The film is directed by S. P. Hosimin, an assistant of director S. Shankar, who directed February 14 and Aayiram Vilakku.The film features Priya Anand, Yogi Babu, and Yoshinori Tashiro, a Japanese sumo wrestler as the titular character of the film. The cinematography is by Rajiv Menon and the music score was composed by Nivas K Prasanna. The film is scheduled to be released on 15 January 2020 (Pongal).
- Shiva as Shiva
- Priya Anand
- Yoshinori Tashiro
- VTV Ganesh
- Yogi Babu
- Chetan as Pandian, a police officer
- Besant Ravi
A major portion of the film was filmed in Japan, where the story is set. Cinematographer Rajiv Menon was impressed by the story and the chance to collaborate with Sumo wrestlers returned to film the movie after a seven year hiatus. Yoshinori Tashiro was selected by Shiva to play the titular character in the film and VTV Ganesh who plays a supporting role also produces the film. Eighteen sumo wrestlers were also featured in the film.
A song for the film, intended to be a theme for the Ganesh Chathurthi, featuring Shiva, was shot at the AVM Studios in Chennai. Menon expressed that the film's visual tone will be similar to that of The Karate Kid.
The music is composed by Nivas K Prasanna, with Sony Music obtaining the audio rights. With lyrics written by Rokesh, Pa. Vijay and Kabilan Vairamuthu. Diwakar, Sid Sriram, and Nakul Abhyankar are confirmed singers for the movie.
The first look poster from the film was released on 31 July 2019 by director Venkat Prabhu. On November 12, the production house released a new film poster on their Twitter account and subsequently announced that the film will be releasing in theatres on Pongal 2020.
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