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Santhosh Sivan to shoot Suriya with Red Dragon

10/17/2013 1:29:44 PM

Santhosh Sivan will be the first cinematographer in the world to shoot a film with 'Red Dragon Digital' camera.

The test shoot of Suriya-Lingusamy's yet untitled project happened at Prasad Studio on Wednesday and Santhosh Sivan used the camera in the presence of engineers of 'RedmCamera' and 'Angenieux Lens'.

Soon, the camera will be used by top filmmaker of Hollywood, such as Ridley Scott and many others.

"I want the technological advancement to first happen in Chennai and this is in keeping with that," said Santhosh Sivan as he cranked the test shoot featuring Suriya in colourful attire.

"Although the visual medium remains the same, such advancements in camera results in enhancing the pictorial details", adds Santhosh Sivan.

Director Lingusamy is super excited, "I have been waiting for a very long time to make a film with Suriya. Post-Vettai, I spent quality time nurturing this project and crafted this script. In recent times, there are lots of young filmmakers rocking in the industry. I have to prepare myself to compete with them.

This film is yet to be titled and we have an excellent team of technicians. I have been an ardent fan of Santhosh Sivan from the time I watched his Thalapathi," he says.

Suriya, who was sporting a beard for the shoot, said, "I am really privileged to be a part of this project. I have been a lover of the visual magic of Santhosh Sivan sir from my childhood and I'm happy to be a part of this project. It gets me more excited that we are the first one to use 'Red Dragon' Camera in the entire world and world famous filmmakers like Ridley Scott are going to use it." he film goes on the floors from November 15 and is scheduled for release in May 2013.

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