The craze to do movies around Madurai has not died down in Kollywood. Joining the list is Akilan. It speaks about a gang involved in kidnapping women and how the male protagonist goes about pinning down the gang forms the crux.
Directed by Henry Joseph, the movie stars Dr Saravanan in the lead. Amrith and Lima play pivotal roles. Kanja Kauppu, Singam Puli, Manobala and Mayilsamy are also in the cast. Popular filmmaker Rajkapoor does an important character.
The movie has cinematography by C T Arulselvan, music by Ganesh Raghavendra and stunts by Fire Karthik. Produced by Dr Saravanan himself, the film was shot extensively in unexplored locales in Madurai and its adjoining areas.
Says Henry Joseph, who worked with the likes of Subramania Siva, S S Stanley and Moorthy: 'Madurai forms the backbone of the movie. It is an action-packed venture with commercial elements.'