Chennai, 17 April 2014: UTV Motion Pictures today announced its next film in Tamil, co-produced by Vishnu Vardhan Films titled YATCHAN (meaning: Puppeteer) starring popular actor Arya along with Kreshna, Kishore, John Vijay, Thambi Ramaiah, M.S. Baskar, Robo Shankar and others. Two leading heroines to be announced soon.
The film is written by Subha & Vishnu Vardhan and is directed by Vishnu Vardhan who has super hit films, ‘Arindum Ariyamalum’, ‘Pattiyal’ and has two films with Ajith Kumar to his credit. The music of the film is directed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, cinematography by Om Prakash, editing by Sreekar Prasad and art direction by Lalgudi N. Ilayaraja.
“YATCHAN is a rom-com action entertainer with an interesting storyline and will showcase Arya and Kreshna in an all new avatar. Vishnu Vardhan is one of the top directors of Tamil cinema and we are confident that with his engaging screenplay and expert direction, the film will be a complete mass entertainer.” said G. Dhananjayan, Chief, South Business – Studios, Disney India.
“I feel privileged to associate with a reputed studio like UTV Motion Pictures to make my debut as a producer and direct this film. With an exciting storyline, Arya and Kreshna in lead, excellent team of technicians and others artistes, my team is confident of delivering a blockbuster.” added Vishnu Vardhan of Vishnuvardhan Films (VVF) and the director of the film.
YATCHAN is scheduled go on floors in the third week of April 2014 and aiming for a Pongal release.
About Disney India Studio:
Bringing together the best of both worlds, The Walt Disney Studios and UTV Motion Pictures have formed one of the leading film studios in India. The activities of the studio span across creative development, production, marketing, distribution, licensing, merchandising and syndication of films.
UTV Motion Pictures as a dominant player in the Indian film industry has been in the forefront of bringing Indian films to a global audience and the last decade in Indian cinema has seen UTV delivering some of the most iconic films including Swades, Rang De Basanti, Jodhaa Akbar, A Wednesday, Dev D, Khosla Ka Ghosla, The Namesake, Life in a Metro, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, Fashion, Kaminey, No One Killed Jessica, Raajneeti, Udaan, Peepli Live, Delhi Belly, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, Paan Singh Tomar, Rowdy Rathore, Barfi!, Heroine, Race 2, AnyBody Can Dance (ABCD), Kai Po Che!, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and more recently Ship of Theseus, Chennai Express, Satyagraha, Shahid, The Lunchbox and Highway.
The studio has to its credit 4 films in the last 7 years to have been selected to represent India at the Academy awards; Rang De Basanti (2006), Harishchandrachi Factory (2009), Peepli Live (2010) and Barfi! (2012). In 2011, UTV also became one of the few studios to successfully venture into South Indian cinema with Deiva Thirumagal and Muran, and has had a successful run so far with Vettai, Masala Café, Mugamoodi, Thaandavam, Settai and Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru in Tamil, and Grandmaster and Husbands in Goa in Malayalam. UTV has a library of over 80 films including Hindi, Regional, Animation and International Productions, which have been showcased in over 50 festivals across 28 countries, receiving almost 350 awards in the last 7 years.
The Walt Disney Studios has seen unprecedented box office success in India in 2012 with MARVEL’s The Avengers which was distributed and marketed in India by UTV Motion Pictures. The film emerged as the 4th highest grosser of all-time amongst Hollywood films in India. Iron Man 3 released in 2013 became the highest Hollywood grosser for the year. Prior to this, Cars 2 and Pirates of the Caribbean 4 released in 2011 and were the biggest animation and live action titles of all time for Disney in the country. In 2010, Prince of Persia became the highest grossing western film in India that year. Earlier, Disney released its first live action Hindi feature Do Dooni Chaar in 2010 and subsequently after the success of the film, released Anaganaga-O-Dheerudu, a Telugu feature targeted at the southern audiences and second Hindi live-action film Zokkomon.
Coming up is an inimitable slate with films like Khoobsurat, P.K., Raja Natwarlal in Hindi, Sigaram Thodu, Anjaan, Purambokku in Tamil, Captain America: The Winter Solider, Guardians of the Galaxy and many more.