PS Mithran’s Sardar is taking over the overseas market. The film was released on October 21 and has become the biggest grosser of the week so far. It stars Karthi, Raashii Khanna, Chunky Panday and Rajisha Vijayan. The movie was also released on the same day as Mohanlal’s Monster.
The movie is a spy action thriller in Tamil. It is written and directed by PS Mithran and has been receiving good reviews, as well. It is expected to do well at the box office and by word of mouth. Karthi, who plays a dual role, stars in the movie, while Chunky Panday and Raashii Khanna provide the other main characters. Producer S Lakshman Kumar also lends his voice to the movie. Other notables include cinematographer George C Williams, editor Rubin, and director PS Mithran.
The film is Karthi’s first action film in over four years. Previously, he appeared in Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan: Part 1. He has a history of acting in action-thrillers and has also starred in several films. In Sardar, Karthi is seen in dual roles as an assassin and a cop. Hence, the movie has been a hit among Tamil audiences.
Sardar marks the Tamil debut of Chunky Panday, while Laila makes her comeback to the cinema after a 16-year absence. The film was shot in Chennai, Mumbai, and Azarbaijan and Georgia. Its soundtrack was composed by G. V. Prakash Kumar. The cinematography was handled by George C. Williams, while Ruben did the editing.
The film’s plot follows the real life story of an assassin. Sardar, a spy for the RAW, posed as a drama artist in order to attract a love interest. He eventually married Indhra Rani and had a son named Vijay. Later, the Indian government sent him to investigate a case at the Indo-Pakistan border, but he managed to escape with a typewritten translation of a Chinese file.