“The title is Mankatha, no doubts about it. The reason is we picked this title is because it’s a game of probability. The story is like that too. It’s an ordinary guy in a situation where anything can happen! It’s going to be a racy action adventure, full of fun and excitement,” director Venkat Prabhu revealed in an exclusive chat.
There are also reports that the film is a multi-starrer and Telugu superstar Nagarjuna will play a prominent role in the film. “Yes, this is going to be a multi-starrer film. There has been quite a bit of speculation about who the other stars are. All I can say is that it’s a definite ensemble cast, as for the names… I think it will be better and more professional if I revealed that once the stars have actually signed on for the film,” he added.
Venkat Prabhu’s movies are known for their humour. Will Mankatha follow this tradition? “Humour has always been an integral part of my movies and that applies to Mankatha as well. Ajith sir himself is a very fun guy. He has a very spontaneous sense of humour — great timing, actually! He is also a very sensible guy, very passionate about his movies. I hope to bring out all these facets of his in Mankatha,” the director said.
He further added, “Music for the movie is Yuvanshankar Raja. I think it’s safe to say that he has always given his best music for my movies! I dont really have to bribe him, he’s my bro, I’ll beat him up if he doesn’t! Jokes aside, I must say that his contribution to my films has been amazing and I can vouch for the fact that the music for Mankatha will be Yuvan’s best yet!”