Mankatha makes brisk progress

Venkat Prabhu has been going around quietly shooting Ajith’s 50th film Mankatha in various Chennai locations.

The Cloud Nine produced film looks to be truly the first Tamil multi-starrer of the new decade. Nearly 50 per cent of the film has been complete.

Take a look at the star cast- Ajith, Arjun, Trisha, Lakshmi Rai, Sneha, Premji Amaran and Vaibhav. The latest to join the Mankatha bandwagon is Angadi Theru fame Anjali.

The film has Venkat’s cousin and buddy Yuvan Shankar Raja providing six songs.

Yuvan has already given three of the numbers out of which two have been shot including the introduction song in Bangkok.

Vaali and Gangai Amaran, who normally write lyrics for Venkat Prabhu’s films, this time renowned poet Subramanya Bharathi’s grandson, Niranjan Bharathi has also penned one song.

If all goes well, the entire shoot of Mankatha will be over in the first week of March and then post-production will commence.

As of now Mankatha will be the big summer release on May 1, which incidentally is Ajith’s birthday.