Aranmanai (Tamil: அரண்மனை, English: Palace) is an upcoming Indian Tamil horror thriller film directed by Sundar C. The film features an ensemble cast including Hansika Motwani, Vinay Rai, Andrea Jeremiah, Lakshmi Rai, Nithin Sathya, Santhanam, Kovai Sarala, Manobala and Sundar C. himself. The filming started by the end of September 2013 and the film is scheduled for a release on September 19, 2014.
Hansika Motwani as Divya
Kota Srinivasa Rao
In June 2013 Tamanna Bhatia was announced to play the lead role later in 2014 it was replaced by Hansika Motawani She also stated she played the main lead and that the story revolves around her character. She was later reported to be playing a lady with supernatural powers. Earlier Ragini Dwivedi had said that she also signed up for the film. But later Lakshmi Rai replaced Ragini and Andrea Jeremiah was also roped in for an important role. Andrea’s character was said to have a humorous side. It was reported that Arya would play the male lead. Later Nithin Sathya tweeted that he was a part of the film too. Sundar C. himself played a supporting role as the brother of Andrea’s character.
The filming was started on 28 September 2013 in Pollachi with Lakshmi Rai, Andrea, Kovai Sarala, Nithin Sathya and Manobala. Hansika joined the team on 6 October 2013 and told “it’s a super challenging role for me that I haven’t done till today”. The film largely takes place in a palace, for which a set created by Mohan Babu in Hyderabad was used.2 crores were spent for renovating the palace, in which 70 per cent of the film was shot.According to Sundar C, the film features more than one hour of computer graphics imagery.
The film received a U/A Certificate from the Censor Board. The Tamil Nadu distribution rights of the film were bought by Rama Narayanan’s Sri Thenaandal Films who would jointly release Aranmanai with Udhayanidhi Stalin’s Red Giant Movies on September 19, 2014 across Tamil Nadu
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