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2019-07-31 21:54:11

Dev

The film titled Dev was announced by debutant Rajath Ravishankar who previously served as the assistant of Anurag Kashyap, as his maiden directorial project in March 2018 and it was revealed that Karthi and Rakul Preet Singh would play the main lead roles in the film for the second time in a film after Theeran Adhigaram Ondru. The title of the film which was named as Dev implies the name of Karthis elder brother Suriyas elder son. The film went on floors from 8 March 2018 with the shooting being commenced at Chennai. The first look poster of the film was unveiled by Karthis brother Suriya on 24 October 2018.

The film director revealed that the films plot is inspired from the life of former Indian cricket captain and star all-rounder Kapil Dev. Most of the portions of the film include bike stunt sequences with lead actor Karthi playing the role of a bike lover/enthusiast and they were shot in the roads across India and Nepal especially at the Mount Everest. The scenes of the film were extensively shot in areas such as Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Himalayas, Ukraine. The shooting was wrapped in around early November 2018 in Ukraine. The film is also set to be the first Tamil film to be made as a thriller road adventure film in Tamil cinema.

The movie has a budget of over 50 crores while it has been simultaneously shot and dubbed in Telugu language. The film was earlier scheduled to have its theatrical release on 21 December on the eve of Christmas but was postponed to have its theatrical release on 14 February 2019 on the eve of Valentines Day.