Superstar Rajinikanth kickstarts Y Gee Mahendra directorial and starrer film ‘Charukesi’ with clap

Actor Y Gee Mahendra’s popular stage play ‘Charukesi’ is all set to be made into a movie. An announcement in this regard was made by Superstar Rajinikanth at the 50th show of Charukesi at Vani Mahal in Chennai. Rajinikanth also kickstarted the project by providing the customary clap.

Making the announcement, Rajinikanth said, “In 1975, when I went to see the play Ragasiyam Parama Ragasiyam, I was not allowed in. But now I am here as the special guest at the 50th show of Charukesi. This is all an act of time. Popular actors including Nagesh, Jayalalithaa, Cho, Visu etc., are from the UAA theater troupe. It is a very disciplined troupe with many educated people and experts from various fields,” he said.

Had Nadigar Thilagam Sivaji Ganesan been alive, ‘Charukesi’ play would have been another ‘Vietnam Veedu’, he added.

“As far as this drama is concerned, the story, screenplay, characters and dialogues are all well placed. Cinema industry has not used an actor like Y Gee Mahendra to his full potential,” said Rajinikanth.

I am confident that this play will be a huge success when it is made into a film. Vasanth will write the screenplay which will add more strength to the film, he opined.

“Y Gee Mahendra was the main reason for my marriage. At one point in my life I was almost adddicted to smoking, drinking and non-vegetarian foods. I used to feel pity for vegetarians. It was my wife Latha who changed me with love,” said the Superstar. He urged all to quit bad habits like smoking and drinking.

During his speech, Y Gee Mahendra said, “There is only one Makkal Thilagam, only one Nadigar Thilagam, only one Mellisai Mannar, only one Kavignar Kannadasan and there can be only one Superstar who is Rajinikanth.

Venkat has written the story, screenplay and dialogues for the play Charukesi, based on a thought given by late dramatist Crazy Mohan. The play is directed by Y Gee Mahendra.

The story revolves around the life of a musician suffering from Alzheimer’s. The play will be produced as a movie by SARP Picture Productions (Sri Agraharam Rajalakshmi Production). National award-winning director Vasanth S Sai will pen the screenplay and be the creative director. Y Gee Mahendra is playing the lead role, besides directing the movie. Details about other actors and crew will be announced soon.


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