Actor Karthi’s next film has been titled Japan. The film opened on Tuesday with a traditional puja ceremony. Financed by Dream Warrior Pictures, the film will be directed by director Raju Murugan of Joker fame. And Anu Emmanuel will play the female lead.
“Delighted to announce that @Karthi_Offl #Japan pooja star happened today, I need all your love,” the producer tweeted.
Raju Murugan’s films are known for their politically heavy themes. He made his mark with his sociopolitical satire Joker. The 2016 film also took Guru Somasundaram’s acting career to the next level. His latest directorial outing, Gypsy, however, failed to strike a chord with critics and audiences alike.
delighted to announce that @Karthi_Offl protagonist #Japan Pooja happened today, I need all your love 😊#ஜப்பான் @Dir_Rajumurugan @gvprakash @ItsAnuEmmanuel @vijaymilton @prabhu_sr pic.twitter.com/HOxLWeI1UO
— DreamWarriorPictures (@DreamWarriorpic) November 8, 2022
Meanwhile, Karthi is enjoying consecutive success of her movies. Three of her films, Viruman, Ponniyin Selvan I and Sardar, which were released this year, have made money at the box office. She had played a key role in director Mani Ratnam’s epic period drama. She has crossed Rs 500 crore in her global theatrical collection. Her latest film, Sardar, which was released during Diwali, also became a box office hit. The film is said to be one of the biggest solo hits of Karthi’s career so far.
Karthi will next be seen reprising the role of Vallavaraiyan Vandiyadevan in the second part of Ponniyin Selvan, which will hit screens next year. She also has a movie lined up with director Lokesh Kanagaraj. The film is the sequel to his 2019 blockbuster Kaithi and will come out after Lokesh completes his project with Tamil superstar Vijay.