The South Indian cinema realm is abuzz, and fans are in for a treat. Ever since Vijay’s talented son, Jason Sanjay, jetted off overseas for his film studies, the grapevine had been rife with whispers. Could Kollywood’s celebrated lineage see a new entrant in the director’s chair? The wait and speculation have culminated, as Jason is officially announced to make his directorial debut. And the cherry on top? He’s joining forces with a leading production house, noted for its association with another star – Ajith.
This prodigious venture promises a stellar lineup. The film will spotlight rising stars, and negotiations are underway to rope in some of the industry’s top-tier technical maestros. For those unaware, Jason’s academic credentials are impressive. He holds a Film Production Diploma from the prestigious Toronto Film School, and subsequently honed his craft with a BA (Hons) in Screenwriting in London.
Celebrating this monumental announcement, the production house gleefully shared on social media, “We are beyond excited ???? & proud ???? to introduce #JasonSanjay in his Directorial Debut ???? We wish him a career filled with success & contentment ???? carrying forward the legacy! ????” (sic).
Expressing his gratitude and excitement, the budding director, Jason Sanjay, articulated, “It’s an honor to get the opportunity to direct my first film for a prestigious production house like Lyca Productions. It has been a hub of encouraging talents and has created a stream of new filmmakers. I am glad that they liked my script, and have given me complete creative freedom to materialize it. We are now in talks with the emerging stars of the industry and some happening technicians. I thank Subaskaran sir for this opportunity, which gives me immense excitement and huge responsibility coalescing together. I also take this opportunity to thank Mr Tamil Kumaran who had been of a very great support to visualise my dreams of being a director”
While the project is officially greenlit, the ensemble of cast and crew remains under wraps. Fans can anticipate these details post the launch of Ajith’s forthcoming movie, ‘Vidaamuyarchi’ helmed by Magizh Thirumeni. Moreover, with the looming release of Vijay’s ‘Leo’, directed by the talented Lokesh Kanagaraj, slated for a Diwali release, updates on Jason’s project might follow suit.
Endnote: The entrance of a fresh face, coupled with an iconic lineage, has set expectations soaring. As Kollywood preps for this new chapter, cinephiles worldwide await Jason Sanjay’s vision to grace the silver screen.