Chennai: Southern director Manivannan is set to make a comeback after 11 years with ‘Nagaraja Cholan MA, MLA’, a sequel to his 1994 political drama ‘Amaidhi Padai’.
"The sequel will have Sathyaraj and Seeman in lead roles. We are planning to shoot the film in Coimbatore and hope to release by mid 2013," the actor-director told reporters. His last film as director was ‘Aandan Adimai’ in 2001.
The project will be produced by S. Ravichandran and K. Suresh under V House Productions.
The 1994 film revolves around a poor man, who goes on to build a political career. Satyaraj did a dual role as father and son in the original.
‘Amaidhi Padai’ was also remade in Telugu and Hindi as ‘M. Dharmaraju M.A.’ and ‘Jallaad’ respectively.