Anniyan the blockbuster film directed by Shankar is currently progressing in locations near Chennai.
Shankar describes the film as `different' and terms Vikram as a director's actor." He shows the same interest like that of a newcomer" is what Shankar says about Vikram. The reason for big budgets is because the extravaganza and grandeur on screen will only bring the public to the theatres. " When home theatres are available then only grandeur on big screen will bring the audience to the theatres" feels Shankar.
Shankar said that Harris Jayraj with whom he is working for the first time has given three songs. One of them is about flowers for which they shot in Netherlands and Amsterdam. Manikantan has shot the song with great aesthetic sense. Vairamuthu's lyrics is like pearls was the director's comment.
Among the young directors Cheran's Autograph had moved him very much. Bala, Gowtham, Dharani, Linguswami and Murgadas are the new breed directors that Shankar listed as `impressive'. " Anniyan is the character's name. He will be liked as much as you like the grandpa in Indian. He is one of us . He is for us " is Shankar's summing up of Anniyan.
Vikram said that his dream during his salad days was to work with Manirathinam and Shankar. " One of my dream has come true. Shankar does lot of homework and goes into minute details" said Vikram about Shankar.
Sada is the heroine.
The film is produced by Oscar films.