Keerthy Suresh’s next film with Dhanush titled ‘Rail’

Dhanush in RailChennai: The makers of actor-producer Dhanush’s next with Keerthy Suresh have announced the name as Rail. The first look have also been unvelied. The film revolves around a character’s journey in a train from Chennai to Delhi. Earlier, the makers had erected a massive railway station set here to shoot some important sequences.

“Since most of the shooting will take place inside a train and in and around railway stations, the team has built a station set with a train. The regular shooting has started and Dhanush is expected to join soon,” a source from the film’s unit said. Being directed by Prabhu Solomon, the film features Dhanush as a pantry worker in a train.

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Though a speculated title, ‘Rail’ makes sense as the film’s story unfolds in a moving train. With Dhanush playing an Indian railway catering employee, the movie has Keerthi Suresh as its female lead and is being directed by Prabhu Solomon of Mynaa and Kumki fame.

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The movie has been reportedly shot on the Duranto Express between Chennai and Delhi. Initially, the makers were thinking of naming it ‘Rail’ or ‘Delhi to Chennai’.  They decided ‘Rail’ was a better title. The Tamil Nadu government has a policy of giving entertainment tax exemption to movies that have Tamil titles, so it’s unsure whether this would qualify as a Tamil title. Eventually, they settled for the latter. Dhanush is to play Poochiappan, a pantry boy and Keerthy Suresh’s character is called Saroja who is a touch-up girl to an actress.

Prabhu Solomon has a great reputation for making amazingly natural and rural stories with relatable characters. After the critically successful Mynaa and Kumki, it remains to be seen if Rail will also join this great list.

The movie is all set to release for Valentine’s Day this year. It is said to be in post-production now. Prabhu Solomon takes very realistic rural love stories. In this film, Dhanush plays a pantry boy called Poochiappan while Keerthy’s character Saroja is a touch-up girl to an actress.


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